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. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    TC Martial, Bruno, Dilva or KDB this week?

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

      Safe Bruno, Riskier Mar or KDB

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Dilva TC vs Norwich in GW38!

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

        This

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

        I've decided to wait til GW38 and might bring in Dilva for the TC

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

      Bruno safest I'd say, KDB if your chasing

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

      Martial

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

      DSilva or KDB 38? If not probably martial

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

      Martial - easy choice really. Just look at his home stats since the restart. He hasn’t scored less than 13 points.

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Had Greenwood starting but have switched to Connolly due to Newcastle being riddled with injuries.

    Hopefully Connolly starts but willing to take the risk as have a feeling Greenwood going to be benched vs West Ham.

    Patricio
    TAA Dunk Doherty
    Salah(c) Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes
    Jesus Connolly

    Button Greenwood Aurier Robinson

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

      Starting Connolly over Greenwood. JFC.

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

      What do you think as regards to Playing either Greenwood or Armstrong? Is Connolly likely to start?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Anyones guess.

        Would have done Connolly to Maupay but would be for -4 so just going Connolly.

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

      Greenwood in for Connolly for sure, he'll start Vs West ham

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

    Mahrez > Salah C worth a hit ?

    Or captain Bruno ?

    1. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sideways imo

      1. Triple P
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I read Mane instead of Mahrez... I dont like Mahrez, so prefer Salah

    2. Gaveller
        3 months, 4 days ago

        captain Bruno I am not sure why people are so obsessed with Salah cap. Was poor vs Arsenal and Chelsea have everything to play for.

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

          Agree with you, I have Salah but he is one of the last I’d captain in my team this GW. Chelsea will give everything for the top 4 while Liverpool clearly aren’t concentrated anymore.

      • The Dance
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        yes worth it

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What did Salah do to impress you so much?

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          The things mentioned above, probably.

    3. Vazza
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is it worth moving Mane to Salah because Salah looks hungry?

        1. Gaveller
            3 months, 4 days ago

            i probably would not I'd almost prefer to bank the transfer if you are happy with your team.

          • DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            No

          • DARE TO BISCAN
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Nah. Use the transfer elsewhere, or save for GW38. Ultimately, go with your gut.

        2. Gaveller
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Will there be any early burnley team news before deadline?

          • Lignja
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Protecting 15pts lead in cash league, rival have Foden and Jesus, should i sell Vardy for Jesus and start Foden or play my game, keep Vardy play Greenwood and bench Foden

            1. Werner Bremen
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Play your game

              1. what's my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                this

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

              I thought it was mine, but apparently I'm playing your game!

          • Triple P
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Play Ederson or Pope?

            1. Werner Bremen
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Pope

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

              Pope (Ederson owner).

              1. Triple P
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                cheers guys, feels a bit odd benching ederson though

          • Weasel51
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            FPLRockstar likely to give city team news before deadline in GW38?

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              He's signed off for the season

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

              Nope

            3. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Rockstar has done his last gig, no encore just hope for a comeback next season

          • We ain't got no histor…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Morning Gents
            Left with both FH and TC, which one shall i use this gw

            Current team, 1 FT
            Pope
            TAA Azpi AWB
            KDB Mahrez Bruno Mane
            Ings Greenwood Vardy

            Bench: Foden

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

              TC this week, FH next week. All the games are at the same time next week, so you can easily fiddle around with your team when the lineups are leaked.

              1. We ain't got no histor…
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                In that case who would you tc mate from the options available. Got 1 FT and fine with a hit

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

                  I'd personally go for either Bruno or Ings but there are lots of good options

          • Fishy
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Who are the 3 essential player's this gw?
            Any position
            Any price

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

              Martial, Pope, Fernandes

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

              Tarkowski, Maupay, Jiminez, Pope, Wood

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

                Doherty, Martial, Bruno, AWB.
                Basically 3 Wolves, 3 Man United, 3 Burnley.
                Pick you three.

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

              Salah Doherty Ings all differentials in Mini league

          • james_
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            TAA + Pulisic -> Pieters + Son?

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

              No.

          • Bertie1998
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            1FT, 2.4m in the bank, no chips left to use.
            Pope;
            TAA, Doherty, Wan-Bissaka, Boly;
            Foden, Martial, De Bruyne, Fernandes, Pulisic;
            Jiménez

            Martinez; Azpilicueta, Ayew, Nketiah.

            I'm thinking of getting rid of Azpilicueta and Ayew but not sure...
            Any advice?

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

            How close is this to your GW38 FH team?

            Pope
            TAA, Doherty, Dunk
            KDB, Salah, D Silva, Fernandes
            Jesus, Greenwood, Auba

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

              Not very

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

              IF using FH then drop TAA and upgrade Greenwood

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

              Pretty close! Have not thought about Auba yet though but seems to be pretty popular here.

          • Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Ederson
            Doherty | TAA | Digne
            Martial | B.Fernandes | KDB | Willian | Pulisic
            Greenwood | Ings

            McCarthy | Vardy | Azpilicueta | Justin

            How to improve this side with 2FTs?

            A. KDB + Vardy => D.Silva + Kane/Auba
            B. Azpi/TAA + Vardy => Bardsley/Tarkovski + Kane/Auba

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

            OR 7000, 30 points clear in ML. Two defenders plus Aurier not playing. Worth taking a hit for Taylor/Vardy > Tarkowski/Ings to block 2nd in the league who has both?

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

              Probably if you don’t have a playing defence

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

                Could also do Taylor > Pieters without a hit and keep vardy but not sure he’ll play both?

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

              Wouldn't be keen on selling Vardy, but definitely worth a hit to get in Tark for Taylor.

          • konrad.sygula95
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Hello 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. Triple P
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              E) Get rid of Foster. Guess youre .1 short for Pope?

              1. konrad.sygula95
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Yes, unfortunately

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

            Which Burnley defender at 4.6m or less for 1 week only?

            A. Pieters
            B. Bardsley

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

              A.

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

                Nahh. B. Better BPS.

          • Sea the Frankel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Start Boly or Pieter's?

            Already have Pope and Doherty starting.

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

              Pieters

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

              I would start both tbh.

          • Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Anyone else going Jimenez (C)?

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

              I don’t see the massive upside in that but decent chance of a return

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

                Scored in his last 2 and Palace look awful so yeah has potential, I'm going to roll the dice on it

            2. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              He's back in the goals again but one of those goals was a penalty and Wolves aren't creating many chances still.

          • Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Would you drop Aurier for a Sheffield defender?

            1. Killitzer
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I have Aurier on the bench with Lundstram playing. Hopefully

          • OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Who is your C ?

          • Killitzer
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            With a defence of-

            TAA Aurier Saiss Lundstram Lescalles

            Would you take a hit to bring in a Burnley defender?

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Not for me

            2. Sid123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I think lund will start so you should be OK

          • TheOneAndOnly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Who to bench?
            A) Azpil (liv)
            B) Lamptey (NEW)

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

              B probably.

          • Sid123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Best Burnley defender other than tarkowski and why

            A bardsley
            B long
            C pieters

            1. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              A

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

              A. Better CBI.

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

              A. Better BPS.

          • what's my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            chasing 24points who’d u C on
            a. Rash
            b. Mane

            danke

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

              I'm leaning towards mane myself ...

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

              B. Rest and playing suspect defense.

            3. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              thank you

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

            Aurier to tark
            Or
            Green to wood

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

              Aurier to Tark I think - Greenwood will start against WH imo and he needs so little to score (manutd fan here)

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

              A2T

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

                Thanks

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

            Choose 1:

            1) Vardy -> Kane
            2) Pulisic -> DSilva
            3) Pulisic -> Trossard

            I'm chasing by 3 points - Rival has Vardy not Pulisic so the Vardy move would be an extra differential

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

              2.

          • Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Sell one:

            A) Pulisic
            B) Willian

            Buy one:

            1) Fernandes
            2) Martial

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

              How do you not have 1 or 2 yet!? I would say Willian to Bruno

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks

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

              B2.

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

            Dilva or Bruno (c)?

          • andrinho
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Any triple captains?