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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. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    would you do Saka/Barnes >> Zaha (-4)?

    It will give me:
    Pickford
    Robbo Matip Cancelo
    KDB Son Barnes/Saka Zaha Kulu
    Ings Richarlison

    Dubravska Roberts Schar Weghorst

    cheers!

  2. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Tell me why I shouldn’t sell Saka for Coutinho for a hit?

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      because Coutinho is not a good pick, let alone for a hit

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Coutinho 2/3pts + 2/3 - 4 = 0/2 pts. Check his history to backup this up

      Also Buendia will probably start one of the games over coutinho

    3. Ode
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I took Coutinho out for a hit this gw so he will probably haul

  3. Hulk Smash
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FH team GTG?

    Pickford
    Cash Matip Mykolenko
    KDB Son Jota Zaha
    Vardy Richarlison © Ings

    (3.9 Barnes Ait-Nouri Tsimikas)

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looks good, I'd start Tsimikas over Matip

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I would say both Liverpool picks are a risk. Assuming City tomorrow Liverpool's team will be reserves and kids, there's literally no point in risking anyone who needs to be fit for the CL final.

      1. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Assuming City what ?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Sorry ; assuming they win. Basically the title is theirs because of GD.

  4. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anything you would change?

    Pickford
    Cash Digne Myko
    Son Zaha Jota KDB
    Kane Richy Ings (C)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      See above ; Jota is massively at risk if City win tomorrow.

      1. Gunnerssss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        But jota stilll more chance to start vs saints than anyone else isnt it.

        I think he wont start the ucl final

      2. syke63
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Even if he starts Firmino and Origi, probably won't, who do you he plays before Jota?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ox, Minamino, Origi

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dont like double Villa D. Get a Leicester D or swap Pick for Schmeichel.

      1. syke63
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I've gone double Villa for the two home games, but agree that Schmeichal and Myk are a better option to spread the risk.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yup, see my team below...

  5. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which one?
    A. Son & Richarlison
    B. Zaha/Maddison & Vardy

  6. Rex Lapis
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Zinchenko or Digne?

  7. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Start two this gw?

    A Laporte
    B Davies
    C Rudiger
    D Saka

  8. tempest
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Robertson defo out?

    Could just cover him with Tsimikas on the bench anyway on FH right?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not out no, Klopp just said it was a cramp
      But do think there's a decent chance of a Tsimikas start anyway

    2. Gunneryank
        1 month, 23 days ago

        We can't know yet but that's as sound a strategy as any.

      • Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Start Tsimikas on your FH with Matip on the bench as Matip is 100% starting against Southampton

      • Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Tsmikas will start.

    3. Gunnerssss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will u sell jota or hope he start vs saints?
      Also isit okay to skip lei assets because i feel to bring in son is the priority now

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Get Son

      2. Cantonesque
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It's a debate, whether to buy Jota or not, but if you have him he's probably a don't-sell.

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gtg on FH?
      Pickford
      Mings Cash Myko
      Son KDB Madi Zaha
      Ings Kane Rich
      (Foster, Brownhill, Tsimikas, Amartey)

      1. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nope very bland and template

    5. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If the Leicester leak dont come out is Maddison still expected to start v watford or is it 50/50?

      1. TheAbear53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        50

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Some guy on Twitter saying it's an unchanged team with Watkins starting
      Very small account with limited posts though so could just be made-up
      https://twitter.com/villablogmylord/status/1525546405129031682

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        seems like a keep if you have but dont buy either way.

    7. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Play Gordon(BRE CRY) or Holdgate(BRE CRY)?

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Holgate*

    8. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What's this Leicester leak and when is it expected?

    9. adstomko
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is TAA & VVD to Cash & Mykolenko worth a -4?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yup, easily

        1. adstomko
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Only problem is that I don't own Richarlison or Ings

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            That is, indeed, a problem...take some hits.

            1. adstomko
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              -8 when I'm 10 points behind in a ML though?!

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Fortune favors the brave-- I'm not hit averse and it's helped me climb the rankings over the last few weeks.

    10. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Vardy or Kane ?

      1. syke63
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I want to believe Maddison gets more minutes than Vardy, so Kane.

    11. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Play?

      A) Maddison
      B) Zaha

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cant play both? Id say Zaha of the two, but Leicester could crush a decimated Watford.

    12. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Here's me FH team. * = Doubler this week. I have 7 of them.

      Schmeich*
      Cash*/Andersen*/Myko*
      KDB/Diaz/Son/Zaha*
      Kane/Richarlison (C)*/Ings*

      Kulu/Holgate*/Tsimikas (Steele)

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Love ur defenders pick from 4 teams for CS

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thx Optimus. I'm a big believer in spreading CS risk. Doubling up on 1 team so rarely ever works out.

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            you're welcome mate but feel Andersen hard to get CS so may u Double on Aston Villa

            Would you Pick Diaz or Maddison ?
            This is last move on my FH and can't Choose

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I chose Diaz. He's electric.

    13. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Who to start and who to first sub please?

      A) Trent
      B) James

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Start James.

    14. Casualspotted
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Going without Liverpool defence, Richarlison, Son and KdB on free hit as I need differentials. GL to all

        1. syke63
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Want to tell us your differentials? Those are popular picks.

      • CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        New GW37 FH Draft due to Salah injury:

        Schmeichel
        Mykolenko-Cash-Digne
        De Bruyne-Zaha-Diaz-Son(c)
        Kane-Richarlison(v)-Ings

        Steele-Brownhill-Tsimikas-Kelly

        Any good?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yep. For me it's Diaz vs Jota.

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Very similar to mine. I swapped Digne for Andersen and have captained Rich over Son.

        3. CoracAld2831
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Thank you all.

      • Taegugk Warrior
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Out for Zaha in (-4)
        A. Mount
        B. Saka
        C. Kulu

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          A or B

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Kulu is possibly ill.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Source?

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Much appreciated, thanks Sun!

      • The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is this FH template enough?

        Pickford
        Digne Cancelo Cash
        Jota Son Zaha KdB
        Kane Ings Richa

        3.9 Amartey Brownhill Tsi

      • Gunnerssss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oooh son record vs burnley isnt that great?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          His record of running basically from box to box and dribble all Burnley players is decent though.

        2. lugs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          makes sense with the usual Burnley low block, so not good for a Son counter, good for a Kane Poach though, but Burnley have a new manager now so lets see how that plays out

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Burnley have to go for it if they want to stay in the prem.

      • DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kane or KDB this week? Can only really get 1.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Kane is nailed.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Kane

        3. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Harry

      • Lignja
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Coutinho or Maddison on Fh, have Vardy and Ings

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maddy

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maddison

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        FH team
        GTG?

        Schmeichel²/Foster
        Cancelo/Cash²/Mokolenko²
        Maddison²/KDB/Son/Zaha²
        Kane/Ings²/Richarlison²

        BENCH - Foster-Gordon²-Dinge²-Anderson²

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Might play Dinge over Cancelo

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Play Digne

      • Gunnerssss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Anyone captain vardy ? Will play both games?
        Need some differential captain. Am sure everyone is captaining son

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I’m captaining Ings or Zaha (TC) but have Vardy and captained him in GW36.

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Im running away from Vardy.

          1. Gunnerssss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Why?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              What has he done this season? Every time I see him he looks, off the boil and old.

              1. Gunnerssss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Mate he was injured for awhile. Even missing so many games he have 108pts in total. I think is not that bad?

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  He's been useless since Week 14 (his 2 good games have been vs. Burnley and Norwich since that week)

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        With Salah out and already on a -4, do I:

        A. Play Mount (LEI, went full 120 today)
        B. Play Matip
        C. Salah > Son
        D. Salah > KdB
        E. Salah > anyone else?

      • AnyoneButLiverpool
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Start saka or kulusevski?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          The one that isn't sick

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Asked the same above, source on this?