Scout Picks

Gameweek 37 Scout Picks built on Man United and Liverpool double-ups

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue all feature in our latest Scout Picks.

There are some firm favourites back in form, some less-heralded squad members announcing their arrival, a midfielder on loan with a point to prove and a defender from the blue half of Merseyside who we believe is worth keeping our faith in despite a painful night at home to the Premier League’s bottom team.

With no time for David, Neale, Tom and Andy to present Scout Squad entries this week, we built our best XI players for the penultimate round of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) fixtures from scratch.

We are in the 3-4-3 formation for Gameweek 37, coming in at £82.3m, £0.7m inside our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Wolves restrict heavily-backed Bamford as Meslier suffers freak own goal

Leeds United have often struggled on the road in their debut Premier League season under Marcelo Bielsa, but the performance at Burnley on Saturday showed they can now offer some security away from Elland Road. With their increasingly resilient defence allowing shots on goal, but generally from distance, Illan Meslier (£4.7m)’s impressive reflexes can add some save points to a potential second clean sheet in a row.

DEFENDERS

Alisson‘s (£5.9m) headed winner at West Bromwich Albion will go down in Premier League folklore, but the corner-taker who found him so unerringly was Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) who is finally generating once again the attacking returns that saw him become a virtually essential FPL asset last season. Liverpool need to keep winning in pursuit of a Champions League spot and with Leeds having just put four past Burnley at Turf Moor managers can anticipate more bounty from Trent’s abundance of crosses, set-pieces and shots, now coming from either foot.

Many Lucas Digne (£6.2m) owners will have watched with increasing agitation as he and his Everton team-mates failed to make any impression on a relegated Sheffield United in the final fixture of Gameweek 36. The left-back’s 13 crosses on the night demonstrate that he is still very much an attacking threat if his strikers can find the finishing touch of Liverpool’s goalkeeper and a Wolverhampton Wanderers forward line that has only mustered six goals in its last nine away matches offers decent hope of an Everton clean sheet this time around.

Some uncertainty surrounds the line-up plans of Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer, but it seems likely that Luke Shaw (£5.5m) will be among the key players given a run-out in front of the returning Stretford End faithful ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League final in nine days’ time. A ‘shadow’ XI is a strong possibility for the final match at Molineux, but Shaw’s increasing involvement in the United attack should get a chance to probe a Fulham defence that has conceded nine goals in its last four away outings.

MIDFIELDERS

After an uncharacteristically lengthy barren spell, Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) seems finally to have regained his touch in front of goal. An attacking return in each of his last six starts culminated at West Bromwich Albion in his first double -figure haul for 15 Gameweeks and the Golden Boot candidate will surely be relishing Wednesday night’s trip to Burnley.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) is another FPL superstar whose recent form has led to doubts, and sales, within the community. Two goals in his last three means he is once again the sort of asset that cannot be ignored as the ever-willing attacker could sign-off his season in style against a relegated side in front of a lively home crowd. Fulham are in the bottom three for big chances conceded in their last six matches.

Leeds’ forward line has certainly generated season-long discussion and interest, but Jack Harrison (£5.5m) has generally flown just that little bit under the radar, possibly because his eight goals and nine assists have been punctuated by a few one-point cameos. However, with at least 60 minutes played in each of Leeds’s last five matches and the ability to provide double-figure returns for his owners, such as the 16 points they just received as Harrison and his team-mates went on a spree at Burnley, he has forced his way into our thinking for the visit to Southampton. After 36 Gameweeks, only six FPL midfielders have scored more points than Harrison.

Another player apparently determined to prove his worth (in this case to Steve Bruce, to Mikel Arteta and the to FPL community watching on) is Newcastle United loanee Joe Willock (£4.7m). He confidently claimed the ball for an initially unsuccessful penalty attempt against Manchester City, but retained a cool head to slot home the rebound, continuing his run of a goal a game in his last five. Sheffield United are the next visitors to St James’s Park, fresh from their only away clean sheet of the season.

FORWARDS

Tottenham Wolves Brighton West Ham

Salah’s rival for the Golden Boot also hit the target at the weekend. Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane (£11.8m) led his side to their third consecutive home victory under interim boss Ryan Mason, scoring his third goal from his side’s eight in those fixtures. Wednesday’s visitors Aston Villa haven’t kept an away clean sheet in their last five attempts and, with a home crowd at their backs, a new attacking outlook and European football on the menu Spurs can be expected to take the game enthusiastically to Dean Smith’s men.

Michail Antonio (£6.5m) has blanked against the obdurate defences of first Everton and then Brighton and Hove Albion, but he will be hoping to return to the very sharp form he showed when bagging a brace at Burnley only a fortnight ago. Over the last six matches, West Bromwich Albion have conceded the joint-most chances through the middle, which bodes well for West Ham’s centre-forward.

Christian Benteke (£5.5m) has long endured a lot of frustration and some poor luck in front of goal for Crystal Palace, but a strike in each of his last three matches suggests his form is now well worth FPL investment. And over the last six matches, no Premier League player has registered more shots on target (12). Although Arsenal’s defence has been strong away from the Emirates, playing in front of supporters for the first time in many months looks set to inspire all home teams to their best attacking efforts and we believe Benteke could be just the man to finish off the chances created by Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) and Eberechi Eze (£5.8m).

Substitutes

  • Jordan Pickford (£4.8m)
  • Ben Godfrey (£5.1m)
  • Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m)

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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902 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bench one, I have Pickford and Dallas.

    A) Digne
    B) Bamford
    C) Lingard

    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Digne

    2. dra_mit
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B for me, from those 3.

    3. Kielty
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Tough! Between A & B. A for me with Pickford

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      F*** this season.

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lucky to have one

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Don't stress yet, LIV can still make top 4.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Burnley will be barcelona at their prime on Wednesday

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Then LIV better show their last season's early form

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

              How are they meant to do that without their 4 senior centre backs and captain? Not the same team

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Agree, it's tough with the def injuries, but surely you can see Liv beating Burnley?

          2. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            this

      3. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sí Señor!

    5. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      There goes any chance of a return from Willock

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        How come?

        1. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Generally the differential scout picks fail, lol

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Fair enough.

            It's a free hit each week when patience ofter pays off in truth.

            They can't score every game.

        2. Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          scout pick curse

    6. RamboRN
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mendy
      TAA Phillips regulion
      Salah Bruno greenwood lingard son
      Kane Antonio

      Subs forster, coufal, rudiger, vydra
      0.3m itb, 1ft. Any transfers you would make or roll the transfer into last gw?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Roll FT!

      2. Oh Mane Mane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Solid, roll the FT

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Benteke is in a scout pick. Wow.

      1. dra_mit
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yea, strange.. i guess last 3 games brought him there.

    8. phuang
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sell Zaha or Lingard for Greenwood?

      1. dra_mit
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Zaha.. all the way for me.
        He's like a seesaw... you never know.

    9. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Name the most random midfield punt for 5.7m for last two weeks

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Almiron? 2 great fixtures.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Double ub with asm too much? Haha

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Probably!

      2. jimbo_smells
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Almiron

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I thought I was being original!

      3. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Rodrigo

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Hardly random, but Jebbison or Rodrigo? Nice fixtures for Jeb & he was gung-ho in the post match presser

    10. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bottomed last article so repost- Best moves here

      A Jota to Raphinha and play over Holding
      B A plus Son to Mané-4
      C A plus Vydra to Antonio-4 and bench Lingard
      D Stick and carry transfer

      Leno
      TAA Holding Dallas Digne
      Salah Son Lingard Greenwood
      Kane DCL

      Forster Vydra Fofana Jota

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Kielty
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A imo.

          Then do B next week and bench DCL.

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Well this settles the Raphinha vs Harrison question. Raphinha it is.

      4. Kielty
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Start Martinez or Leno?

          1. jbenny1107
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Leno

        • Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Roll the FT yes or no?

          Pickford
          Shaw TAA Digne
          Salah Bruno Lingard JWP
          Kane DCL Watkins

          (Jota Rudiger Struijk)

          1. jbenny1107
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            No. Take a punt on someone for Lingard or Watkins.

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Better off to swap out jota than Lingard surely

        • Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Is it worth a hit to get a playing keeper for Guaita, or will he play? Any keeper worth getting?

          1. jbenny1107
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            No, not worth the 2 pt upside. Take your chances.

            1. Better off with a pin and a…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks, leaning that way. Not even sure who would be nailed for both the last 2 weeks.

        • jbenny1107
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Would you do Jota/Watkins to Fernandes/Benteke or Jota/Lingard to Fernandes/Willock? Rival has Watkins/Benteke/DCL but neither of Jota or Lingard.

          Mendy (Meslier)
          TAA Shaw Dallas (Reguilon Holding)
          Salah Son Raphinha Jota* Lingard*
          Kane DCL Watkins*

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Possibly not for a hit; depends if you're chasing or covering and how close it is! Could you do Jota->Greenwood, maybe - does that help you out? Watkins could get something - particulary if Grealish is fully fit. Lingard does have WBA. Tricky calls.

            1. jbenny1107
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Covering on Fernandes. He still has his TC left.

        • Pabster
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Don't understand Kane not leading the captain picks. His last home game for Spurs, he's had tons of chances lately, Villa is conceding and down two starting defenders. Looks like the best pick to me.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Him and Salah competing for Golden Boot. Spuds nowt to play for. I can see team mates setting Kane up for tap ins.

          2. jbenny1107
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Based on the poll, could see you climbing the ranks. Go for it!

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            His last home game for Spurs? Where do you think he will go? Surely can't go to Man United as the Glazers never spend money 😉

          4. NateDogsCats
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I'm on Greenwood currently after planning on Raphinha but good arguments. Will be a tough choice

          5. AJ24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            1FT - 40 points ahead in ML and 37k rank. Anything to do with this team or roll the transfer?

            Martinez
            Trent, Shaw, Dallas
            Salah (C), Greenwood, Lingard, Mahrez
            Kane, DCL, Bamford

            Forster, Jota, Coufal, Holding. 0.8m ITB

            1. Oooo Matron
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Almost same team as me! I'm chasing, but can't see much benefit in selling Jota to Raphina or Harrison & benching Bamford. Think I'll keep 2fts ready for final day gambles

            2. Oh Mane Mane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              How many players the same does 2nd have?

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

              Bruno, to block

          6. Oooo Matron
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            G2G?

            Mendy
            TAA Digne Dallas
            Salah (C) Son Lingard Greenwood
            Kane DCL Bamford

            Subs: Forster, Holding, Fofana, Jota

            1. Oh Mane Mane
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Looks solid

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              GTG!

          7. FCRS BGD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Guys
            Who would you pick out of these midfielders for last 2 game weeks, pick one?
            1) Saint maximine
            2) Pulisic
            3) Smith Rowe
            4) Willock
            Thanks

            1. jbenny1107
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Willock. Born to score.

              1. FCRS BGD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Thanks!

          8. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Guaita
            TAA Digne Shaw
            Salah Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
            Kane DCL Watkins

            (Martinez Rudiger Coufal Jota*)
            1 FT & 1.7m

            Watkins (tot, CHE) to Antonio (wba, SOU) for free?

            Will sell Jota next for a midfielder punt upto 8.5m. Maybe a Chelsea mid against Villa.

            Thoughts?

          9. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Some serious last week's points chasing in the scout picks.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              No Torres though and I reckon he can perform well again.

            2. Arteta
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              What's your potentially the best XI for this gameweek?

          10. Samiii8
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Who to bring Antonio or Raphinha??

              1. Oh Mane Mane
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Antonio

            • Il Capitano
                2 months, 17 days ago

                1 FT 0 ITB

                Martinez
                TAA Digne Shaw
                Lingard Son Salah (C) ESR
                Kane Bamford DCL

                Fabri - Mitchell Targett Jota*

                Roll or move Jota to Raphinha and bench ESR?

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

                A) Martinez to Meslier
                B) Struijk to Dallas
                C) Jota to Raphinha

              • McSauce
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Better Pick this week?

                A) Greenwood
                B) Cavani

                1. jbenny1107
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Based on Martial and James being in contention, I'm not liking any of the Man U fringe players this week.

                2. Arteta
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Mason probably.

                3. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  A

              • Drogba Legend
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                1FT, initial thoughts are to take a hit again this week.

                Mendy
                TAA - Digne - Dias - Coufal - Holding
                Salah - Bruno - Son
                DCL - Antonio

                Forster - Zaha - Jota** - Davis

                A) Jota out
                B) Zaha out
                C) Both out for a hit
                D) Something else?

                1. jbenny1107
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Who would you bring in?

                2. ManUtdFan977
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  jota to raphina

              • ManUtdFan977
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                recommendations for a new keeper for the rest of the season. keep mendy or change to dubravka, meslier or martinez

                1. jbenny1107
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Keep Mendy.

              • Couch Potato
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Zaha (ARSENAL) or Bamford (so'ton)?

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Bamford

                2. ManUtdFan977
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  bam

                3. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Bam

                4. TheGrumpyManager
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Hi managers, bit of transfer dilemma
                  Mendy
                  Dallas TAA Shaw Coufal
                  Lingard Son Salah Raphina
                  Bamford Kane

                  Subs: Forester Gundo Saiss Watkins

                  Should i:
                  a) sell gundo for greenwood
                  b) sell Son for Bruno
                  c) sell Lingard Waktins (-4) and bring in Greenwood Cavani (yolo option)

                  Thank you

                  1. ManUtdFan977
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    b

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

                    A and play ahead of Lingard (really gone off him)

                5. Reeker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Bench 1.

                  1. Dallas
                  2. Coufal
                  3. Lingard

                  1. ManUtdFan977
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    its a difficult choice but i would go for coufal

                  2. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      2

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

                    Bring in Thiago ir Pereira.

                    1. ManUtdFan977
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      periera

                    2. Arteta
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Matheus for sure.

                      1. Podorsky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Thanks, thats it then, just thought Thiago was taking allot of shots. Is Matheus on penalties?

                  4. Toughie
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Is Bruno worth a hit just for the Fulham game (Greenwood owner) as I can't see playing 90 minutes against Wolves?

                    I doubt I would captain him either

                    1. ManUtdFan977
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      he's not worth the hit imo if u have greenwood already

                      1. Toughie
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Thanks