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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)

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902 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Bench one, I have Pickford and Dallas.

    A) Digne
    B) Bamford
    C) Lingard

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

      Digne

    2. dra_mit
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B for me, from those 3.

    3. Kielty
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

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

    F*** this season.

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

      Lucky to have one

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

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

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Burnley will be barcelona at their prime on Wednesday

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

          Then LIV better show their last season's early form

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 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
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

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

        2. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          this

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

      Sí Señor!

  3. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    There goes any chance of a return from Willock

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      How come?

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Generally the differential scout picks fail, lol

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 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
        4 months, 7 days ago

        scout pick curse

  4. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Roll FT!

    2. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Solid, roll the FT

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

    Benteke is in a scout pick. Wow.

    1. dra_mit
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. phuang
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Sell Zaha or Lingard for Greenwood?

    1. dra_mit
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

  7. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Almiron? 2 great fixtures.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Double ub with asm too much? Haha

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Probably!

    2. jimbo_smells
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Almiron

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I thought I was being original!

    3. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Rodrigo

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Kielty
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A imo.

      Then do B next week and bench DCL.

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

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

  10. Kielty
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Start Martinez or Leno?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Leno

  11. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Better off to swap out jota than Lingard surely

  12. Better off with a pin and a…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

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

  13. jbenny1107
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 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
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Covering on Fernandes. He still has his TC left.

  14. Pabster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 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. NateDog
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

  15. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      How many players the same does 2nd have?

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

      Bruno, to block

  16. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    G2G?

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

    Subs: Forster, Holding, Fofana, Jota

    1. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Looks solid

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

      GTG!

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

      Willock. Born to score.

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

        Thanks!

  18. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 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?

  19. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

  20. Samiii8
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Who to bring Antonio or Raphinha??

    1. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio

  21. Il Capitano
    4 months, 7 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?

  22. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

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

  23. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Better Pick this week?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Cavani

    1. jbenny1107
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Mason probably.

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

      A

  24. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Who would you bring in?

    2. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      jota to raphina

  25. ManUtdFan977
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Keep Mendy.

  26. Couch Potato
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

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

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

      Bamford

    2. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      bam

    3. Il Capitano
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Bam

  27. TheGrumpyManager
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

      b

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

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

  28. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Bench 1.

    1. Dallas
    2. Coufal
    3. Lingard

    1. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      its a difficult choice but i would go for coufal

    2. Il Capitano
      4 months, 7 days ago

      2

  29. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Bring in Thiago ir Pereira.

    1. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      periera

    2. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Matheus for sure.

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

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

  30. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 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
      4 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks