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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

The best budget goalkeepers and defenders for a FPL Double Gameweek 36 Bench Boost 3

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

    Last choice on Free Hit.

    A) Vardy + Digne

    B) Ings + Cancelo

    Will likely put Ings captain if I go with B

    1. TSN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  2. Peekay
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Richarlison or Ings?

    1. TSN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      rich. but it's tough decision

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Probably has to be Richarlison as he’ll have a higher EO than Ings, I think.

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'm on Ings (c)

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Think he starts both with Watkins niggle. Has got plenty of chances lately and think better are better in attack than Everton

        1. Peekay
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks mate!

  3. Boberella
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone gonna start Tsimikas?
    I think it’s very likely he starts and I’m contemplating playing him ahead of Digne.
    Thoughts?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      thought about it, but will he score more than Digne?

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’m thinking I’ll have him first on the bench behind Sessegnon, just worried there’s always that chance of a cameo with Tsimikas

    3. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No, 2nd bench behind Cancelo.

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

      I'm considering Mings over Digne on a FH on account of Burnley game being Ashley Young's last at Villa Park..

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I heard that about Young too. Think Digne is a risk for only 1 game.

  4. POTATO
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    You know that calm feeling when you've settled on you FH37 team and can relax looking forward to the final GW38 1FT when injury will make your transfer decision for you?

    1. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      ...and it only took 20 transfers to get there...

  5. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    keep Jesus or transfer to Vardy?
    keep Kulu or transfer to Diaz or Jota?
    did Salah --> Son; can do one of these additional moves for -4

    1. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The Vary move looks good, not sure about the other

  6. Bad Kompany
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Any chance DCL starts one of the games? How would that impact Richarlison?

    1. POTATO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Wouldn't hurt

    2. noissimbus
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Richarlison plays whenever he's available.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Would he be moved out wide or play 2 up top? Not doubting his minutes

          1. noissimbus
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Wide I think.

      • JamesDL
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Vardy or Kane for a freehit team?

        1. KUN+10
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Im going Vardy (c)

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Going Kane and a Leicester mid at this point myself, just not fully convinced by Vardy

        3. Bruno Commando
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane for me

        4. BERGKOP
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane

        5. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Vardy

      • KUN+10
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Getting worried about my double Liverpool defense as I have Mateta and Amartey as my subs.

        TAA Robbo sub Mateta Amartet

        Worth a hit to sort or let it roll?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Tough one as they may both start or neither start. Maybe take a hit to sell one, Mateta and Amartey off the bench don’t instill much confidence, unless you can upgrade say Amartey to Holgate/Sessegnon/Clyne and put them first bench incase of rotation with Liverpool

      • Valar(Keith)
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Who do i swap out with a FT from Kulu, Laporte and Robertson?

        Saw a post on here saying Kulu was out yesterday but he isn't flagged and is in the predicted lineups. Is he fit?

        Laporte is flagged but was seen in training i think?

        Robertson had cramp and a short turnaround..

        Basically which of the above 3 do i prioritise getting out with my Free transfer?

        On Bench boost and have used on of my FT on Salah to zaha

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

          If you can id use the money gained from Salah to Zaha to get KDB or Son for Kulu if you dont have one of them

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Have left it on this atm, will probably change before deadline!

        Schmeichel*
        Cash* Cancelo Sessegnon
        KDB Son Coutinho* Zaha*
        Kane Vardy* Richarlison*
        Steele Tsmikas KDH* Kelly

        Main ones are is I switch the SGW defenders to Mykolo and Digne and if I bring in Ings + Maddison over Vardy + Coutinho

      • TSN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Zaha or Maddison? or any advice on other mid around 6.0?

        Cheers

        1. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Zaha. He's definitely going to play and is on pens.

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Zaha, maybe even Iwobi as a differential

        3. POTATO
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Trossard Gallagher

        4. TSN
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers mate

        5. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          If i have FH i would go totally mad Gallagher, Buendia etc..

      • BS03
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        hey guys -4 taken team/bench/cap gtg?

        kasper
        myko - cancelo - james - cash
        kdb - coutinho - zaha - maddison - son (c)
        richarlison

        ramsdale - matip - toney - broja

      • Bruno Commando
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Help me out - who to choose from the below?

        A) TAA
        B) Robbo

        1) Diaz
        2) Jota
        3) Maddison

        Pickford
        Mykolenko Cash ___
        KDB Son Zaha ___
        Kane Richarlison Ings

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Maddison. I doubt A or B start against Southampton, I'd go Tsimikas or Matip if you want a Liverpool defender

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks mate! Currently have Tsim as first sub just in case TAA/Robbo doesn't play.

            No faith in Diaz or Jota starting either?

        2. zøphar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Digne/Mings and Maddison. Or cancelo

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            My worry about Digne is that Young might need chosen to start in one of the games, which is where Mings comes in I reckon.

      • TSN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        current BB team

        schmeichel pickford
        cancelo digne holgate tsimikas alonso
        son saka zaha jota kulu
        vardy ings rich

        A. G2G
        B. Kulu > maddison (-4)
        C. Jota > coutinho (-4)

        Cheers

      • Bad Kompany
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Do you think Vardy starts against Watford?

        I'm currently leaning no but is very tempting and would be a great differential for fhers

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Why do you think he won’t start against Watford? He looked really lively against Norwich and went off fine.

      • Wee Jinky
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Money no object, Kane or Vardy?

        1. TSN
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane if you're playing safe

        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane

        3. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Vardy much more fun

      • Man Chest Hair United
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Free hit team. Feedback please?

        Pickford
        Mykolenko Cash Digne
        Son Coutinho Zaha KDB
        Kane Vardy Richarlison

        Steele Brownhill Tsimikas Guehi

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Hard to fault it. Worries Digne and Vardy could miss one, although I am sure you already know that

        2. Hits from the Bong
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Great. Seems to boil down to a choice between Ings and Maddison or Vardy and Coutinho

          1. Man Chest Hair United
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Exactly this I went for what o feel has higher upside

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Same here, but I went for Ings and Maddison. Good luck

      • Peekay
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        a) Richialison (-4) and bench Alonso
        b) play alonso

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      • NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Salah KDB out
        Maddison Zaha in

        I'm a s*cker for DGW (Son + 10 DGWers)

        Good luck all

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Good luck getting rid of Kevin

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks

      • lilmessipran
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Is Ramsdale to Pickford worth a -4 over the next two gws?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yes if nothing else to worry about.

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Perhaps

      • ManUtdFan977
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Vardy or son I own Kane already?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Son

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Son

      • Cali
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Which option on FH?

        A)
        Pickford (3.9)
        Cash, Andersen, Amartey (Holgate, Tsimikas)
        KDB, Son, Maddison, Zaha (Brownhill)
        Kane, Vardy, Richarlison

        B)
        Schmeichel (3.9)
        Cash, Andersen, Mykolenka (Mings, Tsimikas)
        KDB, Son, Maddison, Zaha
        Kane, Ings, Richarlison

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      • noissimbus
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Keane (Everton) a starter, or rotatable?

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Holgate much more nailed

            1. noissimbus
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks.

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            FH g2g?

            Pickford
            Cash Digne Mykolenko
            Jota Son KdB Zaha
            (V)ardy Ings Richa
            3.9 Brownhill Tsi Amartey

            1. Bruno Commando
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I have concerns over Jota starting the game

            2. POTATO
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Why so cheap on the bench - you should have loadsa money available

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Yeah just upgraded the bench.......

                Pickford
                Cash Digne Mykolenko
                Jota Son KdB Zaha
                (V)ardy Ings Richa
                3.9 Barnes Matip Amartey

            3. Cali
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Looks great. Potential concerns are 1) double Villa defense - considering spreading the risk 2) Jota may not start 3) Vardy captain if his minutes may managed. But ultimately that’s your call.

          3. The Red Devil
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            What about Chelsea assets? Got James and Alonso, they might be benched for Leicester game? Top 4 is sealed for them

            1. noissimbus
                3 months, 5 days ago

                They may be on the beach and/or open for rotation, high risk.

                1. TSN
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  why are they on a beach on gameday? vacation?

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    This is epic

                  2. noissimbus
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Playing remotely by Zoom. Who knew right?

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  More concerned about a lot of minutes yesterday, think they still will play against Watford

                3. lilmessipran
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Start and hope I guess

              • Pukki Party
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Thoughts here? 1ft 0.0itb. Decent bench to cover a no show, not really possible to get a decent double gw player without a hit.

                Pickford C
                TAA James Alonso Cancelo
                KdB Jota Kulusevski Gordon
                Kane Nketiah

                Schmeichel Saka Vydra Bednarek

                A) Kane, Alonso, Saka to Son, Digne, Richarlison -8
                B) save

              • Echoes
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                On a FH, which one?

                A: Watkins
                B: Ings

                1. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Ings

                2. lilmessipran
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  b

                3. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

              • CROWLEY NOT CRAWLEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Going to FH 38 as I see far more problems for me vs. using it this week. That said, I just did -12 for upside this week.

                Salah to Maddison
                Cucho to Richarlison
                Gelhardt to Ings
                Thomas to Mykolenko

                Pope
                James, Cancelo, Mykolenko
                Kulusevski, KDB, Coutinho, Maddison
                Richarlison (V), Ings (C), Kane

                Foster, Laporte, White, Sarr

                Full send, good luck all.

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Pope masterclass incoming. Congratulations in advance.

                  1. CROWLEY NOT CRAWLEY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Hahah thanks, but a Spurs fan so I need that to only be true for his 2nd game.

              • Pep's Money Laundry
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Anyone having any concerns at going double villa defence? I'm wondering maybe I should I spread the risk and go Anderson over Mings

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  You should

                2. Pukki Party
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Palace def good too

                3. lilmessipran
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Not so sold on Palace defense without Guehi to be honest

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Guehl back in training no?

                    1. lilmessipran
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Not ready to face Villa was the latest update

                      1. NABIL - FPL otai
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I see

              • TSN
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                alonso > digne for a hit? yes or no

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  No