Scout Picks

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. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    hows the FH looking lads

    Pickford
    Cash Digne Andersen
    Son KDB Zaha Diaz
    Kane Vardy Rich

    3.9 Tsimikas Kelly Brownhill (0.4m itb)

    Have $ for Jota but seems like a flip of a coin decision

    1. gart888
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No interest in Coutinho or Maddison over Jota/Diaz?

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      i'd be wary of Diaz's minutes, but otherwise looks good

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Looks good, out of interest why vardy over ings?

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        still thinking about what to do there. ings and vardy will most likely get their mins shortened - depends who i think can do better with their game time

  2. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who to start?
    A. Brownhill (A v tot & avl)
    B. Laporte (A v whu)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      probably A since Laporte is carrying a knock, and i think West Ham will score anyway

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeah knee was taped up and agree that's City will concede

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Tricky. Gather Laporte trained with leg heavily strapped up, so could come off early for a one pointer. But can't really see more than 4 points for Brownhill, so I'd still risk Laporte

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Brownhill has a DD haul in him

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Go for it then, he does seem to be a better option under MJ

  3. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is this worth -4?
    Laporte/R.James > Cash
    Salah > Son
    Dennis > Richarlison

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      easily. great moves

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can u bench Cash come gw 38?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Laporto ("if" injured) to him is actually not bad idea. Selling James has huge backfire potential.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes to Son and Rich. Not sure on cash (-4)

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Goodnight and good luck everyone

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Good night and good luck mate

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Goodnight!

    3. TBL
        1 month, 21 days ago

        you too!

    4. NumberSix
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A) Sterling

        B) Diaz

        C) Zaha

        FH

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What do we think of Mane on FH?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Have a look at the starts/mins Mane has had since his last rest. I think Jota, Frimino/Origi and Diaz will be the front 3

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks. Diaz could be the way to go.

      • AnyoneButLiverpool
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Sell Saka for Coutinho for a hit?

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No

      • jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Maddison or Jota/Diaz?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Maddison

      • cutch
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bottomed, sorry for repeating.

        Trying to cover both Leicester and Aston Villa attack:

        A) Coutinho, Vardy
        B) Maddison, Ings

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

        3. syke63
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

      • DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ings captain?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          He is my favourite for captaincy this GW

        2. Gunneryank
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Risky, but if you feel like you need to chase, not the worst gamble.

        3. jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Who you captaining this week? Not much chat on captains just FH teams

          1. Gunneryank
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Probably Richarlison or Son.

            • lugs
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ings

            • Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ings or Zaha depending on transfers

            • Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I am on Son

            • Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Currently Richarlison but not too confident on him as he let me down the 2 other times I captained before

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Richarlison, but half toying with the idea of going Pickford... =o/

            • syke63
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Son atm

          2. Wolfman180
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I imagine there's been plenty of these but, pick me a captain 🙂

            Pickford
            Cancelo, Myko, Clyne, Cash
            L Diaz, KDB, Son, Zaha,
            Ings, Kane,

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Son

            2. Gunneryank
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Son

              • lilmessipran
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ings

            3. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Final question (I think) loool.
              A) Coutinho, Clyne
              B) Buendia, Cash

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                B

              2. TBL
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

                • syke63
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

              3. adstomko
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Swapping Trent & Van Dijk > Mykolenko & Cash worth a -4?

                I want Richarlison but defensive injuries are worrying me

                1. TBL
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    don't like it

                2. TBL
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    A scmichel
                    B pickford

                    1 Amartey
                    2 Sessegnon

                    1. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        B2 for me

                      • Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        B2

                      • lugs
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        B
                        2

                      • Max City
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        yeah, B2

                    2. Corona is not good 4 U
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sterling or Jota on Free Hit?

                      Thank you!

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Jota

                      2. Max City
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Both are not guaranteed to start, so I'd have Sterling if I can

                      3. Rex Lapis
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Sterling

                    3. lifes a pitch
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Maddison or Mahrez on FH?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Maddison

                      2. lilmessipran
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Madds

                    4. AF90
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Diaz or Maddison?

                    5. gart888
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      On FH

                      Maddison, Coutinho, Both, Neither?

                      1. Pep's Money Laundry
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Maddison

                    6. AnyoneButLiverpool
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Why is no one considering Coutinho?

                      1. Max City
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        because he's not a good pick?

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Have a look at his stats

                        1. Hits from the Bong
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Hasn't he just signed his contract since the last game though if that means anything

                      3. lugs
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        have him, but if i didn't already own him i probably wouldn't get him on current form

                      4. pablo discobar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        2,2,2,2,3,3,1,2 are his scores since gw 29

                        1. syke63
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Says it all - better options imo

                    7. Max City
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      How many AVL players you are bringing in without FH?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Either none or Ings

                        1. Max City
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          cheers

                      2. Angelic upstart
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I've got one.

                    8. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      After everything I’m thinking of doing

                      Kulusevski + Broja > D Luiz + Richarlison (-4)

                      Schmeichel*
                      TAA, Robertson, Cash*, Alonso, James
                      KDB, Jota, Saka, Zaha*, D Luiz*
                      Kane, Richarlison*

                      Foster, xxx, xxx, Greenwood

                      Who should I bench!!!

                      1. lilmessipran
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Luiz? Just go Gordon or KDH instead

                        1. RogDog_jimmy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          KDH has had 1 gw in 17 with a return. (Luiz has 2! Haha).

                          I’m 0.1 short of Gordon (4.6 max)

                      2. Max City
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I'd be thinking twice to sell Kulu, BUR concedes third most crosses from left flank

                        1. RogDog_jimmy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Aren’t I seeing that he’s questionable from somewhere? I can’t tell what’s going on.

                          Could sell Saka instead (could get Gordon then).

                    9. lilmessipran
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Which two would you start this gw-

                      A Laporte
                      B Davies
                      C Rudiger
                      D Saka

                    10. Angelic upstart
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I'm on -4 already I have KDB and son.
                      Do I need to get a -8 and lose Salah?
                      If so, to who?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Yes Zaha and Maddison. Look at each transfer in isolation

                        1. pablo discobar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Not convinced on Maddy, but happy to persuaded! Why you so Kane?

                          1. pablo discobar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Lol keen

                    11. cutch
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      FH37
                      Schmeichel
                      Mykolenko, Cash, Digne
                      Son, KDB, Maddison, Gordon
                      Kane, Ings, Richarlison(c)
                      Subs:Steele, Brownhill, Tsimikas, Amartey

                      A) GTG
                      B) Gordon -> Zaha
                      C) Kane -> Vardy
                      D) Ings -> Vardy

                      1. gart888
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        If you were to do B and C (both of which I like) we'd have the exact same squads except for keeper. I've posted right below you.

                    12. gart888
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      On a FH.

                      Pickford
                      Digne Cash Mykolenko
                      KDB Son Zaha Maddison
                      Ings Vardy Richarlison

                      3.9 Tsimikas Kelly Brownhill

                      Best way to spend 5.0 to improve this lot?

                      1. Corona is not good 4 U
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I think Maddison -> Jota and Vardy -> Kane.

                        1. gart888
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          It just seems like kind of a step backwards going from DGW guys to SGW guys. :\

                      2. Pep's Money Laundry
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Kane in a must win game is more appealing then Vardy or Ings even with their double.

                    13. Corona is not good 4 U
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Is this template enough?

                      Pickford
                      Digne, Cash, Mykolenko
                      Son (C), De Bruyne, Zaha, Jota
                      Kane, Ings, Richarlison

                      Thank you!

                      1. gart888
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Certainly. Do you really like 1 game of Kane over a potential 2 from Vardy? Do you really like Jota more than a DGW midfielder?

                        1. Corona is not good 4 U
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Vardy is a doubt because he was injured. Many people here say that he will max. play 1 game. Southampton is really aweful and maybe better than 2 games,

                    14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Last piece of the puzzle!!… Pick 2 out of these….

                      A- Ings
                      B- Kane
                      C- Vardy

                      Cheers everyone!!

                      1. gart888
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Ings and Vardy for me. Can't resist the doubles.

                      2. Pep's Money Laundry
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        A and B, if I knew Vardy would start both games then I would B and C

                    15. Reinhold
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Scout picks don't seem afraid of a Digne rest. Are the rumours of being benched v. Burnley based on anything substantial?

                      1. gart888
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        What are those rumors? I might just go Cancelo over him.

                      2. DavvaMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I would also like to know. Word on the street is, Young might start one of he games?

                    16. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Final FH draft. Thoughts?

                      Pickford
                      Cash • Mings • Mylokenko
                      KDB • Son • Zaha • Maddison
                      Kane • Richy(C) • Ings
                      (Raya / Barnes / Tsimikas / Kelly)