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. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Jota to...

    A) Greenwood
    B) ASM
    C) Raph (have Bam)

    1. Echoes
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      • Wicked Weapon
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Greenwood surely no ?

      • Genji3lade
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thoughts on DCL & Lingard >> Kane & Willock?

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          If you're captaining Kane I guess sure.

      • Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Johnstone
        Cancelo AWB Dallas Coufal
        Son Salah(C) Lingard
        Kane DCL Bamford

        Pope: ESR, Lowton, Jota

        Hello I am 8 points behind ML leader
        What should I do here?

        1.5 itb 1FT

        1. Save FT and use 2 transfers in the last GW
        2. Jota to Raphina/Greenwood/Willock
        3. Son to Bruno (and replace Jota in the final GW)

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          2.

      • Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ederson Foster

        Rudiger Fofana Dallas Philips Keane

        Salah Bruno Jota (!) Son Greenwood

        Kane Vydra Nacho

        2.5 in the bank 1FT

        A) Jota to Harrison/Willock
        B) Son and Jota to Bruno (C) and Harrison/Willock (-4)

      • Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Take a hit for Jota to Raphinha or just play Nacho vs Chelsea?

        Thanks!

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Play Nacho IMO

          1. PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Agree

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

          Nacho

          1. Sickboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers guys

      • Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lads, who to start:

        A) Ayling (SOU-A) (CS odds: 21%))
        B) Coady (EVE- A) (CA odds: 23%)

        Cheers and good luck!

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          CS odds *

        2. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A for attacking potential

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks!

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

            0 goals, 0 assists, 1 BAP all season ... optimistic

            1. PascalCygan
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              We know from previous seasons he gets forward well. His stats haven’t been as good this year but he’s more attacking than Coady, which is the comparison here.

        3. Boly Would
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers!

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

          I'd still start Ayling.

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

      • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Aguero (C) Salah (VC)
        Just feels right.

        Unless someone can convince me of a 10.4m striker who will get +4 points more than 1st sub Nat Phillips.

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

          Will aguero start

          1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            no. not a chance.

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

          Philips could get a cleanie and score.

        3. Dreaming of glory
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pep said Kun unlikely to be fit today and hopes he can be for wknd

          1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I know. I'm including him as a testimonial, whether he plays or not. He'd do the same for me.

      • Plagued by indecision
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        What to do here? Feel I need a Man United player, but also tempted by ASM/Willock. But who to drop?

        I fancy Mahrez to play this week and do well against Brighton, and while Lingard and Son have disappointed in recent games, they have enticing fixtures.

        And play Rudiger or Coady?

        Fabianski (Forster)
        Coady / TAA / Holding (Rudiger / Lowton)
        Son / Harrison / Lingard / Salah / Mahrez
        Kane / DCL

        1. Plagued by indecision
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          1 FT, 3.2 ITB.

        2. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Play Rudiger, I don't like the moves you've suggested.

          I'd either roll or sort out this defence you have.

          1. Plagued by indecision
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Coady > Shaw?

      • No Kane, No Gain!
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        GTG?

        Martinez
        Godfrey, AWB, TAA
        Salah (vc), Lingard, Son, Torres, Bruno
        Kane (c) Iheancho

        Mendy, Dallas, Vydra, Alioski

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Play dallas over godfrey

      • Nemanja Vidic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        1FT 0.2 ITB
        -6 in mini league

        Mendy
        TAA Regulion Rudiger Holding
        Salah Son Greenwood Raph
        Kane DCL
        Forster Watkins Ward Jota

        RIVAL: 1FT

        Mendy
        Philips Holding Dallas
        Fernandes Salah Son Greenwood Jota
        Bamford Kane
        Forster Coady Vydra Amartey

        A) Waktins -> Antonio ( pick 1 up for bench )
        B) Jota - > Lingard ( pick 1 up for bench )
        C) Save free transfer

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pool masterminds, has Salah ever scored away at Burnley???

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Doesn't matter

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

          He scored once at Anfield, back in 2017

      • winchester
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hey lads, what to do here? Bring in a defender or midfielder? What do i lack for the upcoming two? Leading my ML with 50points. 1ft and 2,1m itb. Cheers lads.

          mendy
          rudiger coufal taa mitchell
          salah bruno lingard zaha
          kane bamford

          forster jota lowton davis

          a) jota -> greenwood/raphinha
          b) rudiger -> dallas

        • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Who would u pick last 2 gws

          A) Willock
          B) Harrison
          C) Raphinha

          1. Boly Would
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B

          2. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            B

        • merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Would you play Lingard or JWP this week?

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Tough one. Leeds have conceded a lot of goals from set pieces!

          2. JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Jesse 1000%

        • Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Jota to Greenwood or Raphinha?

          1. TVPlugSockets
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Greenwood

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            On FPL Review Salah beats everyone in terms of expected points. As much as 9.3 for the next GW which seems crazy high. The more I'm thinking about it, the more I'm inclining to captain Salah. On the other hand, Fulham's defense has been very poor recently. One of the games that could end up with a trashing. Tough decision.

          3. Essrick
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            A) Jota to Willock and bench either Lingard or Wood

            or

            B) Bench Jota, play Lingard and Wood and keep 2FTs for GW38

            ???

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              B

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

            Pick one please

            A. Siggy zaha > Bruno raphina -4
            B. Son nacho > Kane Greenwood -4
            C. Son zaha dcl > Kane bruno Willock -8!

            1. Big Ronnie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              A. Wouldn't get rid of Son. What about Siggy/Zaha and DCL to Raph and Kane?

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I really like that tbh. Have been mulling over this for two days and never came up with option lol. Could be some season defining advice. Cheers mate!

                1. Big Ronnie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  No worries

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

              A

          5. Big Ronnie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Who to captain? Currently on Kane. 30 points behind in ML, he has Kane and Salah but not sure who he'll captain.

            A) Kane
            B) Salah
            C) Greenwood

            1. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I've gone Salah but only because my ml rivals only have him and no Bruno and don't want to take a risk

              1. Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Are you ahead or chasing?

                1. Oggle22
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Ahead in 2 mini leagues and chasing in 1 but to far behind now I think sure its about 80 points

          6. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            G2G captain correct?
            Guaita
            TAA Coady Holding
            Salah(c) Bruno Mahrez Greenwood
            Antonio Ings DCL

            Forster Jlingz Ward Amartey

            Cheers

          7. JenkoJunko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Who to captain...

            A. Bruno
            B. DCL
            C. ASM
            D. Mahrez
            E. Bale
            F. Firmino

            1. ButterB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

              D

            2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Mahrez

            3. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              E

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

            Jota to Raphinha or play Lingard and take 2 FT in GW38?

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

              Play lingz

            2. JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Play Lingard.

          9. Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            What are these rumours that bruno isnt in squad?

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              You're spreading them you tell me

            2. Differentiator
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Naughty

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              HP or Heinz

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

              A poster of 11 years and you can’t even provide a source

            5. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              He isn’t in the squad. Not gonna say it again

          10. Differentiator
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Chasing by 20. Opponent has Antonio

            Talk me out of DCL

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Everton are playing at home, that should be enough

          11. Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Will Aubameyang start?

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I'd expect so but who knows

            2. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Hope so - he's my captain this week!

          12. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bench one please:

            A Lingard
            B Iheanacho
            C Matheus Pereira

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              C

            2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              B

          13. Rhys85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Saka a decent option this week? Toying with starting him and just benching Jota.

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Yes

            2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              No

            3. Echoes
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I'd have started him if I hadn't done Jota -> Greenwood.

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

              Pick One:

              A Harrison
              B Dallas
              C Raphina
              D ASM

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                B. Just as attacking but gets more points per goal and clean sheet

            5. Ian Davis
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Captain Salah or Kane?

              1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Salah

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

              Should we stop asking who to captain now? It's 50/50 and completely down to lady luck!