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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)

THE CAPTAIN

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

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here is how we voted for Gameweek 37:

902 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Kane is leaving spurs

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      ?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Breaking news on sky

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah doubt it will happen. A premier league team will have to break the bank to get him out of that long term contract with Levy.

          Quite hard to do coming out of a pandemic

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      OMG Kane

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      For the right price

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Kane says he wants to agree a move before the euros

      One English club came in last summer. He was urged to stay last season as levy promised a season with mourinho

      Now wants to leave and move in the next couple of weeks.

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Salah (c) then 😉

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Is this good or bad for FPL?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Might want to go out with a bang in front of the fans but this sort of news usually destabilises things

    5. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Drop him right now.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Kane to Benteke -4 done

        1. Tango74
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Good move, his heart won’t be with spurs now

        2. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 13 days ago

          I LOLed!

    6. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Imagine if he went to Chelsea. They could send Abraham the other way as part of the deal. Could see that happening, that Chelsea team with Kane jeez.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Werner says hi

  2. bautasten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA. Digne. Shaw (Rudiger, Ayling)
    Jota*. Salah. Fernandes. Lingard (Zaha)
    Kane. Bamford (Welbeck)

    A) Jota, Zaha -> Raph, Greenwood
    B) Jota, Welbeck -> Raph, Antonio

    What would you prefer and why?

  3. Hig1990
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Mahrez - Greenwood?

    Meslier
    TAA, Digne, Dallas
    Salah (C), Raphina, Son, Mahrez*
    Kane, Antonio, DCL

    McCarthy, Stones, Lingard, Mitchell

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I'd be tempted to hold. You've got Lingard on the bench to cover him.

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Why do you want rid of Mahrez?

        1. Hig1990
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 13 days ago

          Will he play? Everyone thought he’d start vs newcastle

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    1FT. 0.8m ITB.
    Worth selling Jota to Willock to bench one of the below? Lingard/Watkins probs

    Mendy
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah Son Lingard Greenwood
    Kane Watkins DCL

    Forster Jota Holding Veltman

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Boring answer but I think I'd save the transfer.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers I had though about that. means Jota wasting away on my bench instead of having a decent backup.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      What's the downside of doing it? Worry that Watkins to haul v TOT which play in front of their fans?

  5. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Which 2 to play?

    A) Raphinha
    B) Zaha
    C) Bamford

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Will probably have the same headache. Think I'm benching Zaha, but Bamford early sub is annoying.

      1. Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah it is a pain. Bamford > Antonio is another option.

        I feel like Bamford either starts and has to do something in the first hour (or will be subbed) or it’ll be a 1 point cameo.

  6. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Lloris
    Digne • Shaw • Phillips
    Salah • Bruno • Greenwood • Lingard
    DCL • Vardy • Iheanacho

    Mendy • Holding • Azpi • Maddison

    Save FT to GW38 with 1.2ITB?

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Not a fan of Vardy and ideally you'd want to replace him with Kane. Mads+Vardy to Kane+Raph could maybe work out?

  7. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Who to play this GW

    Saka
    Lingard

    Any ideas would be welcomed

  8. abunab
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Good to go? Bench is bloody strong - unsure if I should play Saka, Digne or Tierney over anyone in the 11? Particularly choosing Zaha over Saka is tight....

    Martinez

    Shaw Trent Dallas

    Zaha Greenwood Salah (c) Lingard

    Kane (vc) DCL Antonio

    Bench - Saka vs Palace, Digne vs Wolves, Tierney vs Palace, De Gea

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Quietly loves captaincy off Kane and back to Salah

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      *moves

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      This! Kane will now almost certainly score a hattrick

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      🙁 I need the Kane slight differential captaincy

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Could go out with a bang and he certainly has an affinity with the fans so will have one last dance

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Who you going with?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Was Kane, probably heading back to Salah now

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Thinking similar. Rival will go Salah. Would need my differentials to then beat his both weeks. And his triple Captain to fail. Salah next week I’d imagine

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 14 days ago

                Greenwood (c)?

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 14 days ago

                  Yeah possibly. Looking at the teams, there are actually 6 differences now...

                  Mendy+Rudi+Digne+ASM+Son+Antonio

                  Martinez+Dallas+Coleman+Lingard+Bruno+Adams

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 14 days ago

                    Hope yours are the bottom players

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 14 days ago

                      Very good super Saint!

  10. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Planning on bench boosting this week. What would you do? Have one FT:

    McCarthy-Forster
    TAA-Digne-Vestergaard-Holding-Diop
    Salah-Jota-Bruno-Lingard-Raphinha
    Kane-DCL-Watkins

    Diop's benching and Jota's injury ruined my plans. Now I'm considering a -8:
    Diop+Jota+Watkins to Dallas+Willock/ASM+Antonio

    1. 2EyedTurk
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      If you're BBing, surely you've got to change a keeper?

      1. Vovhund
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 13 days ago

        But who?

        1. 2EyedTurk
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 13 days ago

          Good question!! Dubravka maybe? Pickford?

  11. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you bench?

    A) Coufal (wba)
    B) Dallas (sou)
    C) Lingard (wba)
    D) Bamford (sou)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      A
      Dallas should not be in that list

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      A

  12. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Jota -> Greenwood today (priced out tomorrow) or go with Leeds boys or even save FT and attack with 2FTs in last GW?

    Mendy
    TAA, Digne, Shaw, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Zaha, Lingard
    Kane, Bamford

    Forster, Holding, Vydra, Jota*

  13. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    A) Jota to Raphinha
    B) Jota to Harrison
    C) Castagne and Jota to Shaw and Greenwood (-4)

    Can’t afford Greenwood in one move

    1. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      C if you dont have Bruno, else A

  14. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    If you want any proof that scout pick are reactionary trite - they put Lingard in the picks against Chelsea but not against West Brom, despite 45% to score odds.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      12, 12, 14, 7 was his prev scores before the Chelsea game so they had to take form into account. Now Antonio is back and Lingard is back to being Lingard.

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        sure whatever narrative you want to spin

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah Harrison this week. No word before today.

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Harrison, Willock and Bentekke.

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      He had just scored 45 points in 4 games, I can't believe those odds, have they not watched him play lately?

      1. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        It's the worst defence in the league.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          It's Lingard....

  15. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Mendy Forster
    Coleman TAA Rudiger Holding Shaw
    Salah Jota Son Lingard Bruno
    DCL Bamford Vydra

    1 FT 2.3 ITB

    A) Jota > Raphinha
    B) Rudiger > Dallas (play 4-4-2)

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Jota > ...
    1) Raphinha
    2) Jack Harrison
    3) JWP
    4) OR -- Mahrez > Greenwood

    Have Bruno and Shaw; Greenwood out of reach without #4 (or a hit)

  17. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Spurs fans wouldn’t boo Kane on Weds would they?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      No

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Don't have either Greenwood or Kane. Which is more important considering Kane would be for a hit.

  19. Admiral Benson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Which 2 defenders would you guys pick out of:
    a) Dallas
    b) Rudiger
    c) Digne
    d) Shaw

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Dallas Shaw

  20. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Manchester evening news predicting a strong Man City attacking line up and rest at the back.

    KdB in contention too.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      What did they predict on Friday?

      1. MightyGar
        5 months, 13 days ago

        Pretty much the same lineup

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Would love Torres

  21. rozzo
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    TAA Dallas AWB Cresswell Targett
    Salah Fernandes Lingard Soucek Saka
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    1ft
    0.7itb

    Any ideas here? At 58k so aim is to finish top 50k at this point.

    Soucek to Harrison or Willock maybe?

    Cheers

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Who to get for Jota?

    A) Harrison
    B) Willoch
    C) Dias to Dallas,bench Jota and play Watkins

    Have Raphina, Bam, Lingard

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      A or C I would do from those, probably in that order

  23. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Need 2 replacements for Jota and Richarlison, 16.2m to spend

    Own Salah Son Lingard JWP in midfield Kane and Iheanacho in attack

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Bentekke and Harrison

  24. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Which transfer for free?

    A) Watkins -> Antonio
    B) Saka -> Raphinha
    C) Martinez -> Dubravka

    Thank you!

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      B

  25. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Jota to Willock?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I’ve just swapped him for Torres but willock is a decent swap

  26. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Which one to do?

    A) Watkins Out Antonio In
    B) Jota Out Willock In (bench Watkins)
    C) Both for -4 (bench Bamford Watkins)

    *Just have a feeling Bamford is gonna be benched for Rodrigo

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I'd probably just play Watkins but if you don't want to do that then B)

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Antonio 4 gls last season vs Norwich still hunt me, had a same desicion to make last season but didnt bought him

  27. AgentRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Foden owners what are you doing? Playing, benching or getting rid?

    1. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Also mahrez ?

    2. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 13 days ago

      Brighton isn't a great fixture is it. Tempted to transfer out for Raphinha personally. If I don't then I will play him

      1. AgentRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks, I've already got Raphina and am playing him. Jota on my bench and wondering whether to get rid and bench Foden, or just play Foden and save FT.

  28. Please Answer Me
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Fed up of the same questions on this site. Anyways who shall I captain?
    A) Kane
    B) Salad

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Salad. Extra olives.

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Kane extra sugar though..

  29. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Make it really sense to transfer Kane out now?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Why?

      Villa at home

      1. Corona is not good 4 U
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        This leaving rumors (see above).

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Yes do it immediately if not sooner

  30. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Play:
    A) Martinez tot
    B) Johnstone WHU
    ?