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. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Last min transfer..martinez to meslier..good job..waste my ft..

    1. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      No backup keeper..nice

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      GKs transfers never come off in 2 weeks

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I am hoping to prove this wrong with my
        Schmeichel-> Dubravka transfer 😀

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Anything has to better than Kasper the friendly GK. Eigh?

          😉 GL

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Yes exactly 😀
            Thanks and GL to you too

        2. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Was very close to doing that, especially as I had to raise 0.3m - but CS in the cup and 16 points in the two reverse fixtures, so not the worse gk for the last 2 matches

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Never make a keeper transfer outside wc or injury as nearly always backfires

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Tell them Pat, they won’t believe me

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

      Who is the backup keeper?

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

    11 off 3rd and 24 off 2nd in ML so how's this look?

    Lingard➡️ASM

    Vydra➡️Rodrigo

    It is just a bit of fun after all?.

    Cheers

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Only luck can save me this gw

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Isn’t that the story of your entire fpl existence?

      Don’t answer, that was rhetorical.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah I just luck my way into good ranks with 0 skill. I'm a casual who spends 5 minutes a week maximum on my team.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          You said it, not me...

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Oh wait, I said it, didn’t I....?

            Oh well...

  4. Benben
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Kane has basically told his teammates they're useless and aren't going to win anything.
    Are they really going to be trying their absolute best to set up goals for him?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Ummm... the entire world has been waiting for him to leave that pub club and join a real team for literally his entire career.

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

      Ridiculous, small-minded comment. He has put his heart & soul into Spurs. I doubt his team mates would give him anything other than a huge congratulatory send-off

  5. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Casilla is awful. Adams owners are in for a haul. Just hope Ings can do some damage in last half hour when he comes on.

    1. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      If JWP scores two I'll run the length of my street topless in the pouring rain.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      He’s not bad.

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        On the JWP pick too. Not raining where I am, but I'm with you !

    3. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Benched Adams. Will be punished

  6. lewis274
    4 months, 5 days ago

    ofc meslier is benched the time i get him, on my BB as well. brilliant.

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

      You will still probably beat my BB

    2. ButterB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      It's a melt of a game.

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Every time I get ings it’s an epic fail

  8. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Im some thick. Missed the deadline

  9. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Jebbison capitanooooo

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

      SON OF jEB

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

      Sweet Jebus!

  10. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Some random guy on Twitter trolling folk with false info re: Greenwood?! Bad, bad form, that!! 🙁

  11. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Salah 162% EO and Kane 102% in top 10k

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

      In that case, Martinez haul please.

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

      Lets go Salah

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bruno EO?

      1. djman102
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        73%

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

    Shaw & Greenwood, no Bruno. Hope Fernandes does not hurt me too much.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Same

  13. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Meslier benched. Poor owners.

  14. Parsnips
    4 months, 5 days ago

    6 players playing for me tonight!

  15. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Benched Greenwood because of the rumours. I deserve everything that's coming

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      *A blank*

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yikes, he's often good off the bench anyway.

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I know man, it seemed like a good idea at the time..oh well, I'll take what's coming

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

      Who plays in his place?

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Raphinia

  16. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Rival has no Kane

    Kane is my captain

    Eyes opened wide!!!

  17. Custard Gannet
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Just seen Meslier benched!
    Great, only 10 men this GW

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I know!!! Wtf is this yet again

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

    Will Kane at Chelsea stunt Billy Gilmour's development? Who will go in for Jorginho?

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

      Kane will definitely take Gilmour's place in midfield yeah.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Kane will stunt Kanye’s development also

  19. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Meslier and Forster

    Wtf again!?!!!???

  20. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Wow bullet dodged, went Ederson over Meslier at the last minute.

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Umm hate to break it to you.. but ederson is far from guaranteed to start? If Carson played the prev game I can see steffen getting a run out. Seems like no GK is safe this yr. Except martinez..

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

        Didn't Pep state Ederson would play the last 2?

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Yep, Pep said that Ederson will start both of the final matches.

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Oh fair enough I never seen pep comments. He doesn't often say stuff like that eh, but I'd be happy with ederson over any other keeper at this point

  21. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    fpl is stilll letting me make changes to my team...

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Try confirming

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      For next week...

  22. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play Nacho or dcl to bamford -4 last game or season? Enables bruno to mane.

  23. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    TFW you check your team after update and find you (c)Kane instead of Salah. No idea how that happened; wasn't even drunk!

    1. tinear
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      You're in for a party

  24. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Ings is defo coming on for a 1 pointer and blocking my Jlingz 1st sub haul isn't he!

  25. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Do we think Bruno will be benched against Wolves?

    Got exact funds to get Mane

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Got KDB in my sights - already have 3 Liverpool (TAA, Salah and Bobby)

  26. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any Bruno c, shaw, raph and dallas owners in the house?

    1. Dichio24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes indeed!

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    I have a list of the best fpl players on the planet. Just looked through it and all of them bar one have captained Salah.

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

      It was nearly you if you'd captained Greenwood.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I'm not on my list I'm not delusional lol

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

      I know, I captained Greenwood.

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

    Looks like I’ve ended up on Kane(C). Not sure how to feel...

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Same here. Don't feel too good about it now.

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Rival captained Salah, I have it on Kane. Not good!

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

    Ings benched... has he said he wants a move? Can see him going to Spurs as Kane's replacement.

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

      Not fit enough to start. Too worried about his hammy