Gameweek Guide

The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for Gameweek 37

Gameweek 37 sees the long-awaited return of fans to football stadiums and gives us plenty to ponder with appealing captaincy options and intriguing differentials.

To help you decide what’s best for your team, the Gameweek Guide covers the main talking points and the best nuggets of expert opinion.

We have an earlier cut-off time than normal with a Tuesday deadline of 16:30 BST today, before the final deadline of the season on Sunday at 14:30 BST.

The 12th Man

FPL relaunches with/without unlimited transfers for all managers

Up to 10,000 home supporters will be present at all matches for the final two Gameweeks – and no away fans are allowed. Will this galvanize the home team? 

Everton lost to Sheffield United at Goodison Park on Sunday evening but, with the crowd cheering them on, Joe feels it could boost their chances against Wolves tomorrow evening:

When they play the Z-Cars music, the roar at Goodison is absolutely huge, it takes your breath away, and that must have an impact on them, in a favourable way.

Joe, Scoutcast

And there are reasons to be hopeful: Nuno Espírito Santo’s side conceded five big chances in Gameweek 35, two more than any other side, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) ranks among the top four players for such gilt-edged opportunities over the last six matches. 

Az is among the managers thinking of holding the Everton frontman for one more match before a final-day switch when the Toffees travel to Manchester City. 

Greenwood No 1 Jota Replacement

The bigger question facing Az ahead of Gameweek 37 is – what to do with Diogo Jota (£6.9m)?

The Portuguese had been red flagged for the remainder of the season with a foot injury, although comments from Jurgen Klopp today suggest that might not be the case:

Nonetheless, Mason Greenwood (£7.3m) would be the number one target for Az. The 19-year-old has returned in five of his last seven games, producing three double-digit hauls.

He’s even considered the second-best option for the armband by our Captain Sensible writer Jan, chosen ahead of team-mate Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m).

Az explained his decision: 

As my captain for last week’s chaotic Triple Gameweek he really delivered for me and now goes up against a Fulham side who are conceding a big chance every 27.7 minutes, the worst in the league.

– Az

And Scoutcast regular Seb had further words of encouragement:

Over the season, Fulham have conceded 87 chances from the centre … 84 from their right flank, but 118 from their left flank. If we think Greenwood starts, we think he probably starts there, and we know the type of goal he’s going to score, it’s not too dissimilar to the Mo Salah, come inside, try to put it across the goalkeeper, so maybe there’s a little edge for Greenwood there.

– Seb, Scoutcast

Seb wasn’t alone in highlighting the deficiencies in the Fulham rearguard, with David pointing out their decline over the last three matches – Scott’s Parker’s men conceded seven goals in that trio of games.

Fulham’s defensive statistics between Gameweeks 23 and 32 (left) compared with Gameweeks 33 to 35 (right)

Compared to their previous 12 matches, David observed that Fulham’s shots in the box conceded per game rose from 6.5 to 8.5, while their big chances conceded per game went from 1.7 to 3.0, and shots on target conceded per game increased from 3.0 to 5.0.

Greenwood may be Jan’s top pick from his beloved Manchester United, but our double-points maestro acknowledged that Fernandes, in the number ten role, has less competition for his spot and is the safer option of the two.

The Race for the Golden Boot 

Taking top billing in the captaincy is Golden Boot-chasing Mohamed Salah (£12.8m). The Egyptian is tied with Jan’s third choice for the armband, Harry Kane (£11.8m), on 22 goals. 

In addition to personal motivation, Liverpool have team motivation on their side – Alisson’s magnificent last-minute header keeps Champions League qualification in their own hands.

Salah, who has produced attacking returns in each of his last six starts, offers all-round attacking potential:

Not only did [Salah] record four goal attempts at the Hawthorns, but he also created four chances for his teammates as well as.

– Jan

Meanwhile, Kane – who will be performing in front of home fans – was unlucky to score only once against Wolves, hitting the post twice. As Neale noted, Tottenham Hotspur have become far more attack-minded under interim head coach Ryan Mason:

Spurs had 24 shots and 13 attempts on target in this match – both figures surpassed any amount they had in a single Premier League fixture under [Jose Mourinho].

– Neale

Their upcoming opponents Aston Villa endured a torrid time in the lunchtime kick-off at Selhurst Park, especially in the second half, conceding a Gameweek-high 15 shots from inside the box. 

Seb offered further insights on the Scoutcast, highlighting a potential opportunity for Kane’s team-mate Son Heung-min (£9.7m):

So looking at Villa for where they’ve conceded their chances: it’s 24 from central locations, 20 from the left, and 27 from the right, so that would be Spurs’s left, so maybe a Son Heung-min shout there.

– Seb

But, looking at recent form, Neale picked out Dele Alli (£7.4m) over the South Korean:

Since [Dele Alli’s] return to the starting XI in Gameweek 34, he actually trumps Son for shots (eight v five) and efforts in the box (five v three).

– Neale

A decision backed up by Tom in his differentials piece.

Alli is enjoying a decent run of form under Mason, and for those in search of a real midfield differential, could be worth a look.

Joe’s FPL Nightmare

The one player Joe doesn’t own that he fears the most is Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m). Understandably so:

Alexander-Arnold has been particularly good at converting his underlying statistics into points of late, scoring once and providing five assists in his last seven Premier League appearances. Over his last six, no player in the division has created more chances than him either (22).

– Jan

Joe’s co-host on the Scoutcast, Seb, tried his best to help him get a good night’s sleep but ultimately the glaring weakness down Burnley’s left flank isn’t going to dispel those bad dreams:

Trent Alexander-Arnold, firstly you need a clean sheet from Trent, to be a safe captain – Liverpool are ninth in the league for xGC over the last six with 8.07 expected goals conceded, so not great from that perspective. And Trent’s xGI is actually 2.49, which is pretty good for a defender, but the thing that caught my eye, if you really wanted to punt it, is that Burnley have conceded 82 crosses from their left hand side, which is the most in the league by a mile, and that’s where you’d expect Trent to be putting them in, so maybe there’s an assist there for him.

– Seb

Intriguing Differentials

Seb joined Az and Tom in praising Joe Willock (£4.8m), who, to quote Az, has “a rather incredible five goals in his last five games played, despite only starting two of them”.

With matches against Sheffield United and Fulham to come, he is a genuine contender for our starting XIs. Over the last two matches, he has more penalty area touches (eight) than any of his team-mates. And his budget price tag, as Tom pointed out, would allow more flexibility with transfers. 

While Willock remains an option for Tom’s side, potentially for Diogo Jota, his more likely switch is that of Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) to Michail Antonio (£6.6m). 

Despite a blank against Brighton & Hove Albion, Tom was encouraged by his performance and underlying statistics. He noted that:

No forward with substantial game-time to their name has a better rate of expected goal involvement (xGI) per 90 minutes this season [than Michail Antonio].

– Tom

Community Competitions and Head-to-Head Fixtures

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RedLightning brought us his regular update on the community competitions.

In the Head-to-Head leagues, the relegation battles are hotting up as we enter the final two rounds of matches. Seven managers will be hoping to escape the drop in League 1 with six teams already relegated and four spots still to be determined.

At the top, there’s a three-way tussle to be crowned 2020/21 champion, with Meet the Manager guest Aleksander Våge Nilsen (aka AleksanderVN) in pole position.

The Head-to-Head fixtures for Gameweek 37 can be found below. 

The scores and tables update every night on the Head-to-Head Leagues main page so you can keep track of the action as the Gameweek unfolds. 

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1,348 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Right, app closed, tabs closed.

    No right or wrong answers with Salah, Bruno or Kane captaincy. Trust the process and leave it be!

    Salah for me, just.

    Good luck everyone!

  2. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who else is at work right now? 😆

    1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Technically yes.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      "work"

    3. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      🙂

  3. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bench Greenwood or Lingz??

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Lingy

      1. RedJive79
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        done.

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I think I am not going Greenwood after all since he might not play if rumors are true. even if they are not there is too much risk involved i don't want to have to worry and i want Mane next week so 2 FT will do it.

    So Jota to Greenwood and bench Rudiger or play Rudiger and save it?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      or get Antonio and benche Rudiger?

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      What would Mark do?

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I did the same, i think he will be benched but i still had to bring him in as all my rivals have him so too much risk involved. Henderson benched too probably, disaster start to game week incoming

  5. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Start 2:

    Christensen (LEI)
    Stones (bri)
    Smith-Rowe (cry)
    Holding (cry)

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      b, c

      1. popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        cheers

  6. GCM0803
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Awb, shaw, or cresswell?? Last minute

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      AWB probably

  7. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Team now:

    Johnstone
    TAA-Digne-Dallas
    Ward-Prowse-Lingard-Salah(c)-Greenwood
    DCL-Watkins-Kane(vc)

    Areola-Pereira-Mings-Dunk

    GTG?

    Did not make any changes.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      how many times can you post the same thing in 20mins?

  8. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    1st on bench - Phillips (bur) or Watkins (tot)?

    Currently on Phillips - decent chance of CS and some 'attacking threat'!

    Cheers!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah Phillips

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ta

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        no

  9. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Who should i order my bench:
    Zaha, Rüdiger, Coufal?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      zaha, coufal , rudger

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Good luck everyone. Hope you all score well this GW.

    1. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Same to you.

    2. MightyGar
      4 months, 6 days ago

      You too!

  11. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Have 0 FTs, 0.6 ITB, anything worth a hit??

    Martinez

    Holding TAA Dallas Shaw

    Lingard Salah (c) Greenwood Son

    Kane DCL

    Forster El Ghazi Ward Nacho

  12. son of city
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Funny how people here ask questions about their teams and make the changes ,but when the team backfire they return here cursing the moment they followed other people's advices 🙂

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      This is the way

  13. itsmeguneet
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Always uncomfortable keeping capt. from 1st match of the week (Bruno)..

  14. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    who’d you play:
    a. Johnstone
    b. Martinez

    1. dando89
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      thx

  15. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Is my bench in the right order, or should I play someone instead of benching:

    Digne, Iheanacho, Holding

    Martinez
    Alexander-Arnold, Shaw, Dallas
    Harrison, Greenwood, Salah, Fernandes, Lingard
    Kane, Antonio

  16. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 6 days ago

    My team:

    Martinez, Guaita
    Coufal, Digne, TAA, Reguilon, Rüdiger
    Greenwood, Salah, Zaha, Pereira, Mahrez
    Kane, Bamford, Antonio.

    Would play 3-4-3. Who should i bench???

  17. C_G
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    play 2

    Nacho Lingz Holding

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      first two

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Quite late

  18. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Just seen AGuero injury hahaaaahhhhhhh

    Play

    A. Benteke
    B. Castagne
    C. Targett

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      a

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks gone with that!

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No way 😀

    3. Party time
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

  19. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Drop pants!!

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Down

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'm at work in a school so I don't think that's the best idea

  20. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I just dont see the logic in Ole benching Greenwood home v Fulham!?

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Last minute cap from Greenwood to Kane here. Godspeed.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Getting him ready for Wolves

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      His rival just got him.

  21. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pants

  22. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pants on fire

  23. Weilong7
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    good luck guys

  24. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pants down

  25. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bras down.

  26. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      GL TM

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Good luck

  27. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Scared off of Bale for a hit

  28. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    No United attacker this Week. Sofa time.

  29. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Last minute Jota to Raphinha, Leeds triple up Harrison, Raphinha and Dallas. Chickened out on Greenwood.

  30. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Strange weather here today. Sun, rain, hail, sun, more rain??!!!

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      So you're saying captain Son?