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. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bought DCL 😀

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

      idiot

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

        he will score don’t worry

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

      Great call

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

    ok gw 38....

    Thinking Son + J-Rod > Mane + Willock for a -4.

    Salah, Mane, Willock, Lingard, Greenwood
    Kane, Nacho, DCL.

    Bench Greenwood probably?

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

      Bench Dom, especially if Greenwood gets benched tonight

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 6 days ago

        yah can see it.
        got strong defense options too if i need to play 4 at the back.

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

      Surely if Greenwood is benched this week he starts next week?

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

      Who knows? Will have to see minutes today and Ole's presser. If he plays Wolves, I would rather bench Lingard or DCL.

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

    i post less & less on here as i know a few ML rivals read here a fair bit

    anyone else similar?

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

      I do post but it's rarely related to my team, wouldn't mind even if rivals are here 😀

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dont think it matters much tbh.
      Why else would a lot of pro pundits post their teams and transfers before deadline.
      You cant copy everything and there will always be differences.

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

      cant be bothered posting my team. make my own decisions after 13 yrs.

  4. Six Season Wonder
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    howzit?

    Meslier
    TAA - Dallas - Shaw
    Salah(c) - Bruno - Sonny - Greenwood - Raphinha
    Kane(vc) - Antonio
    ----
    subs: Mitchell

    1. Mings the Merciless
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      We'll let you know in a couple of days! Does look good though

  5. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Trying to get in top 100k, so didnt go for Bruno with free transfer.
    2ft last gw and go differential this week with Saka.
    This could either end really awful or really great 😀

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nice, good luck

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thx. Not much to lose anyway at this rank so better to go with a bang.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Funny I just transferred Saka out this week

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        If he starts(if) I can see him do really well tbh.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Oh yeah should definitely start, I got rid because he will likely play at fullback again this week

  6. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    The guy that got United’s lineup correct last week says that Greenwood is planted firmly on the bench.

    Source: Silvio Scicluna

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

      Watkins comes on for me then.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        He wont stay there

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        5 minute Greenwood cameo imminent

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          And Probably With an attacking return

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

      Qui sera sera

  7. Mika-eel
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Salah to have the lowest EO of the big 3 captains?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Highest I think

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

      Nope, likely to be highest

      Kane will probably have lowest

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        he's mine.
        same as last wk

        1. Mika-eel
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Same. All the best for the game week!

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            ditto
            should have been massive last wk

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

      doubt it

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

      I think it will be fairly even between Salah and Bruno and Kane a bit less

      1. Mika-eel
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Have all 3 and went Salah. Jus a nervous wait to see what my rival did.

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

    Kept swapping captain between Kane and Salah and don’t know who it ended on. The way to do it

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

      Do you just swap armband or save the team as well?

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

    Hey guys and gals, hope you're all locked and loaded and there's no exploding issues tonight!!

    Did I miss any confimed team news or absences?

    Busy in work and family life!

    1. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      "Greenwood saga...... "

  10. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Trent (C) no guts no glory

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nice. GL

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks - gotta chase that ML 20 pt gap

  11. S I L V E R F O X
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I'm top of all my leagues, 2300+,
    What would have you done differently?

    Alisson
    Dallas , Alexander-Arnold, Coufal
    Salah, Lingard, Greenwood , Son, Bale
    Calvert-Lewin, Cavani

    Bench
    Meslier , Veltman , Coleman, Wood

    -4 points, £0.4 Bank

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

      Was Allison in your team last week or added him this week?

      1. S I L V E R F O X
        4 months, 6 days ago

        alison was in my team for the last 4 weeks, i got lucky with him

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

          Nice, make sure to take a screenshot 😀

    2. S I L V E R F O X
      4 months, 6 days ago

      damn, i'm out of time, Bale for Torres/Rashford would have been my option. but too late

    3. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      What is veltnans % chance of playing?

      1. S I L V E R F O X
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Wood is my first choice, Veltnan still injured, sorry i put my bench in wrong order

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I was just going to say the same

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno owners! Keeping or selling?

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

      Sell for Mane is my plan in Fan Team

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

      Selling unless some other issue happens

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

      Dallas cleanie gone, pssst

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I got peacock Farrell lol

      1. Six Season Wonder
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        haha I have Peacock Farrell coming off my bench too now ahhhhhhhhh. lets pray for save points

        1. Tango74
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Against salah C

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Haha.

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

      OMG

    5. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      ok this would be funny even to me - a meslier owner.
      is forster starting for southhampton again? i can't keep up with that rotation.

  13. KrisMCFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    RASHFORD BENCHED!!

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

      scnese

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    https://twitter.com/FPL_Rockstar/status/1394681385575755778?s=19

    Rashy benched. Leakers in the mud!

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

      Hopefully Martial/James get a start

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Rashford benched

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    No no no no no. Please no. I took my captain off greenwood last min. No no no

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dont worry only 6 days till you can say ‘Season over’ and actually be believed

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Of greenwood hauls and Salah blanks i will cry

  17. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    People say it has been a difficult season. I looked at my points and rank and with 2 games left can compare with previous seasons. This looks like it will be the highest scoring season for whatever rank level you choose. So, more informed players yes but not harder to identify scoring footballers.

  18. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    No great surprise Rashers the most fragile of the bunch

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    These dodgy leaks happened last season even when the deadline was at 1 hr.

    Glad to see nothing really changes.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      They were way worse then. Preferred it this season

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

        Yes same, even if I benefitted lol.

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

    Please be kind wihth us non owners ~Greenwood 🙁 You've done enough damage in the TGW to us Henderson and Maquire owners 🙁

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      went bale over greenwood in the end, surely another call I got wrong lately

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

      Karma for ruining that CS, Jebbison.

    3. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Prepare yourself for what is to come.

  21. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Oops missed deadline

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      haha same 🙂 - think I have Bruno on the bench

  22. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Greenwood Bamford starting
    Rashford Ings Meslier Struijk all benched

    1. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ings benched all for Adams then 🙂

  23. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Is Dan James starting over Rashy?

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

      Greenwood.

      1. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Just seen. Get in!

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

    Paul Swinson
    @PaulSwinsonMUFC
    ·
    2m
    Police cars revolving light TEAM NEWS: Mason Greenwood back into the starting 11 along with David de Gea. Hearing Martial might be back in the match day squadEyesFlag of France #MUNFUL

    *gulp as ignored Greenwood even though I went to the transfers page and got him in for Jota without confirming it 🙁

    Painful 90 minutes to watch

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

      Oh bore off DDG, you are leaving, Henderson in for triple officially worst transfer of the season!

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

        Henderson was the worst TGW transfer ever I agree. I went there too 🙁

  25. justaguy9
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I ended up benching digne.
    Other options were lingard or dias.
    Tough benching choice

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Can't believe I've made my decision based on a fake leak

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

      Season over?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        100%. Impossible to recover from this.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        No.... the season is literally over now... 😉

    2. son of city
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It has been a pleasure having you around this season mate. Hope to see you next season, fr....

  27. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mason starts

  28. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    MASONNNNN

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

    United have been my nemesis team this season. Shaw didn't deliver even though he was the fpl asset ever, Rashford failed me, didn't get Greenwood, Henderson was an absolute waste, Maquire had a clear goal ruled out etc etc etc. I think am going to do my best to avoid them next season.

    Who is your bogey team in FPL?