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The best FPL goalkeepers for a Double Gameweek 37 Free Hit

Five Premier League teams will play twice in Double Gameweek 37 and we’ll be running down a position-by-position guide to the pick of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) options in each position, whether you’re using a Free Hit or even just transfers.

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JORDAN PICKFORD

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In the last two Gameweeks, Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) has produced 16 FPL points, at least three more than any other ‘keeper at the time of writing.

That’s coincided with an upturn in form for Everton, which has seen a noticeable shift towards a less-possession-based style using five defenders, resulting in back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Leicester City.

The latter victory arrived on the road, but it is on home soil where the Toffees have been at their best under Frank Lampard. Buoyed by their home support, they have managed four wins from seven, conceding just three goals whilst also keeping four clean sheets.

And that’s despite a tricky run of fixtures, which has included games against Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester amongst others.

EVERTON UNDER LAMPARD: HOME PL MATCHES ONLY
Played7
Won4
Drawn1
Lost2
Goals scored7
Goals conceded3
Clean sheets4

Now, they will fancy their chances of making it three wins in a row at relegated Watford on Wednesday, before successive home clashes against Brentford and Crystal Palace in Double Gameweek 37.

The fixtures in question are far from straightforward: Brentford have lost only two of their last nine Premier League matches, while Palace are undefeated in three. However, both sides rank among the bottom six for non-penalty expected goals (xG) in away matches in 2021/22 (see below).

And for Pickford, that presents an opportunity to build on his recent good form, which has seen him rack up 12 saves and five bonus points in his last two outings.

Above: Brentford and Crystal Palace rank 15th and 17th respectively for non-penalty xG in away matches in 2021/22

EMILIANO MARTINEZ

Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) has registered two clean sheets in his last three appearances, which brings Aston Villa’s goalkeeper into the frame for Double Gameweek 37.

The Argentinian number one may have struggled to hit the heights of his maiden campaign – when he was FPL’s top-scoring ‘keeper – but has quietly racked up 11 clean sheets in 2021/22, more than any positional rival outside of those playing for teams in the top five:

Now, Martinez has the chance to build on that tally with back-to-back home matches against Crystal Palace and relegation-threatened Burnley, both of whom have struggled to consistently create chances on the road.

The last three games have been positive for Villa, a period which has seen them use a trio of different holding midfielders – Douglas Luiz (£4.3m), Tim Iroegbunam (£4.5m) and Calum Chambers (£4.2m) – as they have allowed just 14 shots in the box.

However, the main issue with Martinez is the appeal of attacking full-backs Matty Cash (£5.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.0m), who are both cheaper and offer decent points potential at the other end of the pitch.

Saying that, a defensive double-up involving Martinez isn’t completely out of the question, especially given Villa’s improving form.

KASPER SCHMEICHEL

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Leicester City have had a difficult time of late and are winless in their seven most recent matches in all competitions.

Their season is now at risk of fizzing out, but a trip to a relegated Watford side who have managed just five goals in their last eight home matches does carry some clean sheet potential.

And if a shut-out can be secured at Vicarage Road, one or two save points for Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) against Chelsea a few days later would ensure a nice haul for the Danish shot-stopper.

Defending corners is an ongoing concern for the Foxes and frequently undoes a lot of their good defensive work, but they could benefit from a more settled backline in the coming matches, free from European distractions.

Schmeichel, meanwhile, looks secure of starts whoever lines up in front of him, and is averaging 4.2 points per match across his last six outings.

VICENTE GUAITA/JACK BUTLAND

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We’re still waiting for details to emerge on Vicente Guaita’s (£4.6m) absence against Watford in Gameweek 36.

By the time Sunday’s deadline comes around we should know more, but for now, we’ll include reserve ‘keeper Jack Butland (£4.4m) in this section, just in case it proves to be a longer-term issue for the Spaniard.

With six clean sheets in their last 12 matches, Crystal Palace boast one of the division’s form defences.

The expansive style seems to have been reeled in slightly of late, which has in turn provided more defensive stability, although the potential loss of Marc Guehi (£4.5m) after he went off against Watford could cause a bit of disruption.

Now, with trips to Aston Villa and Everton in Double Gameweek 37, there is potential to do well: Steven Gerrard’s side have failed to find the net in three of their last five Villa Park outings, while Everton have managed just four goals in their last six home matches.

OTHERS TO CONSIDER…

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Burnley’s survival hopes took a blow on Saturday, with their defeat to Aston Villa compounded by an injury to centre-half James Tarkowski (£4.9m).

Already without their other first-choice centre-half, Ben Mee (£4.6m), the Clarets now face the prospect of fielding reserve stoppers Kevin Long (£4.0m) and Nathan Collins (£4.3m) together in Gameweek 37 if Tarkowski is ruled out.

As a result, spending £5.3m on Nick Pope may not be the best use of our funds, especially with away trips to Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa in store.

Simply put, there are probably better options to target on a Free Hit this week, and even if you do fancy a Burnley clean sheet in one of those aforementioned fixtures, there are defenders available at a substantial saving.

Of the single Gameweek options, it’s likely that Jose Sa (£5.2m) carries the most potential, although if on a Free Hit, it surely makes sense to target one of the above who plays twice.

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289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Don’t understand the inclusion of Zaha on all these FH teams that also have about 3 defenders/gks from both Everton and Villa. It’s almost like a safety blanket move.

    I’d rather swing for the fences and fail on FH than just play safe for a good score.

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Is trebling up on Everton and Villa defense really playing it safe tho? Sounds like swinging for the fence to me

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        I… don’t think you quite grasped what I was getting at but ok

      2. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Zaha plays Everton and Villa - so if he scores, your CS are getting wiped - and vice versa if you get CS’ you’re guaranteed an attacking blanker

      3. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        yep

    2. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah I’m toying with the idea of that myself - prefer to chase the upside on FH and you’re not really getting that if one of your players doing well means another isn’t

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Guess it’s going for 2 gameweek players over singles

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah you have a point. I guess at the moment my drafts hedge a bit, but I do feel like by deadline I should maybe commit to something like defensive triple up / 2 double ups with no Palace mids. But I really want to take a chance to pick Olise - that's quite a fun draw for me...

  2. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Which

  3. tim_oriordan
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    To be able to do Broja > Richarlison, I need to do one of these moves. Which would you do, if any?

    A) Alonso > Holgate/Mykolenko (-4)
    B) James > Digne/Cash (-4)

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Would much prefer Villa def but Alonso needs to go

      1. tim_oriordan
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        So would I. The problem is to afford Richarlison an Alonso replacement has to be 4.9m max. Would you get Konsa in over a Mykolenko?

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          No, Mykolenko a better option

  4. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Which GK

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes ? 🙂

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      wtf?

      Which GK for GW's 37 & 38?

      A) Schmeichel (wat, che - SOU)
      B) Pickford (BRE, CRY - ars)

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        b

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      He’s the leader of the bunch, you know him well. He’s finally back, to kick some tail.

      GK, Gonkey Kong

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      If only there was an article on it

  5. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 3 hours ago

    Is Gordon looking like dodgy pick on FH37?

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Why?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheap but hasn’t got any goals or assists recently

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          He scored against Utd fairly recently. For 4.5m (ish) I think he’s fine - you’re not getting a lot else for that

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 3 hours ago

            Yeh true ok will keep

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      I would like to upgrade, but his EO will be insane. If he hauls its game over.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      I wouldn't say he's dodgy. I think if you're going for an Eveton mid he has the best GI potential. But he's not quite making the cut for me as I don't see a lot of goals against Brentford & Palace defence

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Fair point on Palace but Brentford haven’t kept an away CS since week 5. They will feel safe now and might not be ready to scrap like Everton and Gordon.

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Ok cheers

  6. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 3 hours ago

    So that BBC AI article is just a disguised ad for fantasy football fix for the sheep to buy into.

    Of course AI will never be better then the top tier players as they cant adjust instantly to every little piece of news especially near deadline.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      funny you should write this, just read the article. are people in here using ff fix, is it good? can I retire ?? 🙂

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        It says 500k users is that right? Then it must be shocking, I know a casual at 400k who didn’t even know what chips were until this week.

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      That's what they used to say about chess engines. Nowadays the best players can't live with them, in fact the engines are educating the top players.

      The only difference with FPL is that it is far less finite in terms of the parameters - in other words there's more uncertainty and variance (luck) than there is in chess. That gives manager judgement, especially of 'intangibles', a place. But to say AI will never be better than the top tier players is nonsense. Most of these so-called top tier managers already use it in one form or another and some are highly dependent on it.

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        no it is not nonsense at all, as you mentioned chess is very different to fpl, the parameters and rules of the game never change, but a last minute injury or lineup news can completely change the face of a gameweek, there is never a 'surprise' to a chess engine but fpl points predictors will always every season encounter many things never processed before.

        And to say the top managers are highly dependent on it is not right either, they may look at predictors but there is a reason why so many use sites like this and fpl review but do not get consistent top10k finishes like fabio borges, it comes down to individual skill ultimately for consistency of finish.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          Fabio has being using the leading edge stats for years to complement and inform his judgement calls.

          The advanced AI in NFL fantasy scrapes real time news too.

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 3 hours ago

            Using stats is very different to manufacturing an AI better than a player who can consistently make top10k, of course everyone uses stats.

            Also if you are talking about DFS NFL games that is a completely different format to FPL and much easier to use point predictors for.

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          who is to say the AI won't have the same data feeds? Its all online and can be constantly updating the AI faster (ie verifying the integrity of the sources) than we can process and will make non-emotional decisions.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 19 hours ago

          It comes down to luck, time and paying attention. The person with all three wins.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 19 hours ago

      Its mostly luck so there’s zero reason an AI would have any significant disadvantage to a human. Quite the opposite, AI doesn’t get busy.

  7. YoungPretender
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 3 hours ago

    How’s this FH draft?

    Pickford
    Cancelo Digne Cash
    KDB Son Zaha Gordon
    Richarlison Watkins Kane

    Foster Davies Clyne KDH

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks fine mate

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Prefer TAA over cancello

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably want some LFC in there, but not a lot wrong with it.

  8. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 3 hours ago

    On FH:

    Who to go for?

    A: Maddison
    B: Coutinho

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      I wouldn’t consider either honestly

      1. NorCal Villan
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          Agree

    2. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Would you transfer out Lloris (BUR, nor) to Pickford (BRE/CRY, ars) or Martinez (CRY/BUR, city) for free?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Pickford for gw37

        Better with FH38

    3. Netters2018
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Triple cpt

      A) richarlison
      B) Zaha

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Keep treble captain for last gw ( son or Kane at Norwich ) these 2 are a trap imo

        1. BUZZBOMB
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          I see neither as a trap, but Kane or Son v Norwich is tempting although Im still smarting from when an already relegated Newcastle put 5 past Spurs GW38 a few years ago.

          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 3 hours ago

            What if Arsenal win v Spurs and Chelsea win v Leeds and Spurs are guaranteed fifth on final day. And Conte plays Bergwijn and Lucas.

            Get it done this week, I think Richarlison would be a fun punt

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 3 hours ago

              i think kane and son would play the last game of the season surely.

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        A, because of two home games.

      3. Yes Ndidi
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        A if you really, really had to.

      4. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Yikes! Both have strong trolling potential...

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        A

        Gw38 could well be too late for TC with squad rotations.

      6. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        I’d go with Kane or Son in 38 as well.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      No chips and before transfers team is as below.

      A No changes needed
      B KDB to Son
      C KDB to Son and L Díaz to Zaha-4
      D any suggestions appreciated (.8 in bank)

      Schmeichel
      James Cash Robertson Cancelo
      Salah KDB L Díaz Saka
      Nketiah Watkins

      Ramsdale Gordon Laporte Broja

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Diaz to Zaha or Kulisevski? And surely start A Gordon over Eddie/saka

      2. Cornholi0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        I think I would save the transfer and play Gordon instead of Saka or Nketiah

      3. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Lose Diaz? Are you for real?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          If he plays tomorrow and FA cup may get a rest but I agree- very unlikely will get rid!

    5. The Frenchie
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      What would you do? 2FT / 0.9 bank

      Schmeichel
      TAA / Robertson / Cancelo / James
      Salah / Mount / Kulusevski / Coutinho
      Kane / Watkins

      Foster / Amartey / Brownhill / Gelhardt

      Could do:
      A) In: Richarlison / Delph
      Out: Gelhardt / Kulusevski

    6. thepancakeman123
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Would you start Jay Rodriguez with a double or Nketiah over any of this xi?

      Schmeichel*
      Trent, Robertson, James, Mykolenko*
      Salah, Son, Mount, Coutinho* (V), Saka
      Richarlison* (C)

      Dubravka, Nketiah, Rodriguez*, Schar

    7. tempest
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      To go with these 10 FH players…

      Pick
      Cash/ Digne/ Robbo
      Zaha/ Salah/ Son/ Gordon
      Richi/ Watkins

      Would you have

      A) KDB
      B) Kane
      C) any DGW player.

      In fact, the short question is anyone in the FPL game…

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Kane I think

    8. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      A slightly different FH collection. Wait for the big reveal:

      Pickford (3.9)
      TAA Guehi (or Mykolenko) Digne (sessegnon, Coady)
      Salah/KDB Son Buendia Zaha (Gordon)
      Kane Richarlison and… Origi

      Thoughts?

    9. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 3 hours ago

      Keep Pukki or jump for Eddie?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Nketiah

      2. thepancakeman123
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        At this point I'd probably keep Pukki, getting a DGW player is probably more important this week

        1. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          Agree with this

      3. NorCal Villan
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Might as well jump

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Got DGW defender Justin & he looks broken, best replacement?

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 2 hours ago

          Watkins?

          Already got Richy

      4. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 3 hours ago

        Why so many FHers are big on Spurs double-up and not Liverpool? Was thinking Salah & Mane combo vs Soton

        1. Casualspotted
            14 days, 2 hours ago

            Salah will rest vs Soton

          • Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 19 hours ago

            Klopp has to focus on the finals now the league is done ; they’ll be some benchings.