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FPL Gameweek 37 Scout Picks: Salah omitted after cup final injury

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 37 ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but midweek minutes, budget and updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.

Our ‘bus team’ featured the likes of Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Andrew Robertson (£7.3m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.5m) – and suffice to say, none of that walking wounded are included here.

We line up in a 3-4-3 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.5m for our first XI.

Our four substitutes, meanwhile, are always cherry-picked from the cheaper crop of players, not to serve as bench fodder or to make the budget up to £100m but rather to give some alternative, viable options who don’t cost as much as some of the names in our line-up.

GOALKEEPER

It always looked like a straight fight between Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) and Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) for a place between the posts in the Scout Picks. Schmeichel was the only shot-stopper who received unanimous backing in our preliminary Scout Squad discussion, with the Everton vote ‘split’ a la the Silly Party. The Foxes are now free of distraction from their European sideshows and whilst they do travel to Stamford Bridge in the second of their Double Gameweek 37 fixtures, a clash with Watford looks a great bet for a clean sheet: the Hornets are the division’s joint-lowest scorers since Roy Hodgson took charge and have an almost entire first team out injured or ill.

DEFENDERS

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Despite Pickford’s omission, we aren’t going without representation from the Everton backline. The Toffees are on home soil twice in Gameweek 37, which is good news based on their form at Goodison Park under Frank Lampard: clean sheets have been banked in four of their seven home fixtures since the change in manager. The switch to a 3-4-3/5-4-1 in Gameweek 35 has served the dual purpose of beefing up the rear while allowing Vitalli Mykolenko (£4.9m) a bit more freedom to get forward and he has registered five shots in the last three games as a wing-back.

Aston Villa also have a brace of home fixtures in Gameweek 37, both of them against sides in the bottom half. Why is this relevant? Well, since Steven Gerrard took charge, Villa have kept clean sheets in eight of their 15 fixtures against sides ninth or below in the Premier League table – and none versus the top eight. We were on a double-up of Matty Cash (£5.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.0m) at one point but we’ve opted for just the latter in our final selection: the chance-creating Digne has registered more than twice as many final-third touches than his fellow full-back over the last two Gameweeks. A possible sentimental run-out for Ashley Young (£4.7m) can’t be discounted over the next week, however, just as a caveat.

The sight of Marc Guehi (£4.5m) in training this morning was a reassuring one for owners of Palace defenders, as much of their success at the back has been predicated on their two centre-halves. We have however opted for the other stopper, Joachim Andersen (£4.6m), for our Scout Picks, to be on the safe side. With six clean sheets in their last 12 matches, Crystal Palace boast one of the division’s most in-form rearguards. The Eagles also rank third among Premier League teams for fewest expected goals conceded (xGC) from Gameweek 25 onwards.

MIDFIELDERS

 

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3,739 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Jota [C] Diaz [VC]

  2. Sal8
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pick
    A. Matip + mane
    B. Taa + diaz

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  3. Claudio555
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Saka or Nketiah?

    1. jtaylor500
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nketiah

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nketiah, in better form

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

    Isn't Ashley Young being offered a new contract? Why would he need a sentimental run out?

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jota didn't exactly get a night off today. He clocked over 90. Surely Firmino is a more secure pick?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Have the scout picks been rushed because it is Saturday night and Neale wants to get to Shearers bar? 😉

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

    Salah Mahrez and Pukki > De Bruyne Diaz and Richarlison -4 ??

    1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yer! Maybe Jota shades Diaz?

  6. Zimo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is Robertson injured or was it a cramp type situation?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Klopp didn’t include in list of walking wounded so probably cramp as was running freely in celebrations. High chance though that he will be rest for Tuesday game and Tsimikas gets start ( also as reward for scoring winning penalty)

  7. Claudio555
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Captain Vardy or Zaha?

    1. Mozumbus
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Zahah

    2. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is KDB likely to start 37 and 38?
      Can we expect Salah back for 38?
      Thanks guys

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes he'll start both.

        Too early to say re. Salah.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        yes KDB to start both games,

        Too early. With only 2GWs left, he is a sell. He won't be risked before UCL final

      3. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks fellas

    3. sir_al
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Fancy Chelsea to smash Leicester after that cup final. Not taking hits to remove them

      1. POTATO
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Rudiger will score assisted by Alonso.

    4. NumberSix
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is Castagne an overlooked option or have I been looking at my team for too long?

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not on FH who would you bring in between

        A Zaha
        B Maddison

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          A

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Zaha

        3. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          A

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

          I have the same dilema. Also considering jota now

        5. Mozumbus
            3 months, 4 days ago

            A

          • TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Watford squad is decimated

          • Stranger Mings
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            A

          • Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            A. Looks like there’s 2pts between us on Scottish fpl

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks, good luck tomorrow ! I see we both have Ferguson and Clarke (if scores more than 1 you will get in for your bench trick player) so should be close between us

        6. dshv
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          FH37 G2G?

          Pickford
          Mykolenko Cash Digne
          KDB Son Maddison Zaha
          Vardy Richarlison Ings

          Maybe only dilemma after remove any pool and cancelo is kane or vardy. But come one gw37 let’s go with doblers for fun ??

          1. NumberSix
              3 months, 4 days ago

              There’s a decent chance Maddison doesn’t play 90m x2

              1. Slouch87
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Why wouldn't he ? Nothing left to play for.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  exactly this

            • Slouch87
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Totally template

            • European Bob
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Must have a fat wedge of cash left over from that

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            A. Zaha and Ings (c)
            B. Zaha (C) and Kane

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

            Bench one

            A TAA
            B James
            C Cancelo
            D Saka
            E Holgate

            1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              D

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

              James

            3. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              D

          4. HVT
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Kane or Vardy?

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

              Kane

            2. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Does the cash from Not-Kane give you any good upgrades?

              1. HVT
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Not really, loads of cash tbh (on FH)

            3. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Kane

            4. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              K

            5. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Same situation. Going kane

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

            Need some help for my final mid
            1.Zaha
            2.Madisson
            3.Jota
            4.Coutinho

            1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              1

            3. FC Hakkebøf
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Hokey cokey with 4 if possible. If not then 2 or 3

            4. HVT
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              1/4

            5. Mozumbus
                3 months, 4 days ago

                1

            6. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              In case no saw the BeIN sport interview, klopp on Southampton game said "we can't with play that team, we'll have to change the team"

              I guess lineup will be something like this:
              Gomez Konate Matip Tsimikas
              Milner Keita Jones
              Jota Firmino Origi

              Of course if west ham win tomorrow then changes things

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Very likely rest for TAA imo

              2. Slouch87
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                You cannot possibly second guess line ups at this stage.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  That’s basically what we do on here all season 🙂

              3. Earn your Spurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Why jota and not Diaz in your opinion?

                1. Pep's Money Laundry
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  That's the one spot that is a toss up tbh, I went Jota because Diaz has had more game time recently plus with him now being first member of the front 3 maybe klopp will want to protect him. It could easily be both Diaz and Jota with Origi not starting

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

                If Man City win then I agree, think it’ll be a league cup type line up

            7. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              What's the latest on Havertz? And do we think Mount plays midweek?

            8. Al Green Arrows
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Jota, Diaz or flip a coin on FH?

            9. paulfantham
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Bench two:

              A. Laporte
              B. Nketiah
              C. Saka
              D. KDH (double dude)

            10. Mooster©️
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Any news on Laporte injury?

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

                Was pictured in training

                1. Mooster©️
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Ok tnx

            11. Wizard of Ozil
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Any news on Salah injury? A switch to Son looks appropriate considering Liverpool will wrap him in cotton wool for Madrid. If I was Klopp i`d give up on league and concentrate on UCL Final.
              Have Mount but not sure if he`ll even play after that Final and Pen miss. Anyone recommend Mount or Maddison to Zaha or even Trossard. Brighton are on fire especially away.

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Seen Hot Topics recently?

                1. Wizard of Ozil
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Sorry was being lazy.

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Haha no worries lol

            12. Omnifolds
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Backed into a bit of a corner with no FH, rotation risks and possible injury/illness. What to do with this lot?

              Ramsdale/Foster
              TAA/Robbo/Cancelo/Rudi/White
              Salah/Maddo/Kulu/Saka/Gordon
              Kane/Mateta/Pukki

              Was thinking Ramsdale > Pickford and Salah > Son for -4, but could throw in Kulu > Zaha if we're feeling saucy.

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I maybe doing a -8.

                Definitely, Salah to Kane and Pukki to Zaha for me, may do Ings and then to Kane, just not sure, have TAA and Robbo too (and Laporte)

                Bit of a nightmare going into extra time

                1. Omnifolds
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah, certainly wasn't ideal. I think so long as you have a playing bench, you just have to throw any non-injured Pool/Chelsea players out there and hope for the best. I'm leaning towards skipping the Zaha move - I'd like to have him, but not sure it's worth the extra hit with Kulu/Saka covering the spot. Too conservative you think?

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

              A) Save FT
              B) Salah to Son (bench Saka)

              Pickford
              James Digne Cancelo
              Ramsey Mount Saka Gordon
              Nketiah Kane Richarlison

              Dubravka TAA Salah Saiss

              1. Mr Ozil
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                B

                1. Mr Ozil
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  And probably play TAA ahead or Nketiah

              2. Mozumbus
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  B easy

                • Yoyoyoman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  100% get Son in for this week.

              3. Mr Ozil
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                G2G?
                On BB: 1.2 itb and on -4

                Sa Dubravka
                Alonso TAA Cancelo Jonny Digne
                Son Kulu Gordon Mount Coutinho
                Kane Richarlison(c) Nketiah

                1. Mozumbus
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Looks good

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

                    Looks good to me

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

                  A) Vardy + Maddison
                  B) Kane + Gordon

                  1. Mozumbus
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      B

                    • Dynamic Duos
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      A

                    • Viper
                      • 12 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      A if both are confirmed to start vs. Watford

                      1. Slouch87
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        When will you find that out ?

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

                          That's the problem we don't know...

                          1. Viper
                            • 12 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            Sam Martin - Twitter

                    • OptimusBlack
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      A

                  2. Ziyech on the Bench
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Jonny to Mykolenko for a hit?

                    1. Viper
                      • 12 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      If Jonny is fit, he's a good pick this week. I wouldn't

                    2. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      No Jonny great option v Norwich

                    3. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      No...

                  3. Viper
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    A. Cancelo & Coutinho

                    B. Digne & Maddison

                    Which combo do you think?

                  4. Stranger Mings
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Is Keane a safe pick for DGW?

                  5. BBC_TF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    My two keepers are dubraska and Ramsdale.

                    Is it worth taking a -4 to sell dubraska for pickford or martinez?

                    The way i see it, 2 pts are paid back through the second game.

                    Ramsdale will play in gw38.

                    1. TheAbear53
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Nop