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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. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A. KDB, Gordon, Ings
    B. Zaha, Mads, Rich

    thanks!

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      On a FH I'd lean B

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

        for the rest of the season?

  2. as33
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Captain Zaha or Son?

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Son, no Rich or Ings?

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

      Zaha

  3. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bench/Captain correct for this WC squad? Any last minute tinkering?

    Pickford*
    Cancelo - Matip - Digne*
    KdB - Son - Zaha* - Maddison*
    Vardy* - (R)icharlison* - Ings*

    Raya - Holgate* - Sessignon -KDH*

  4. George James
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best captain?

    A) Son
    B) Richarlison
    C) Jota
    D) Zaha

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A or B, on B atm but torn

  5. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Already on -8

    A. Play Alonso
    B. Mo -> KDB (-12)

    Pickford
    Cancelo TAA Mykolenko
    Salah Son Mount Saka Ramsey
    Watkins Richalison(C)

    Sanchez Alonso Broja Schar

  6. UptheBlues
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Hey guys, who would you sell to get in a Villa defender for a -4 this week?

    A) Laporte
    B) Robertson
    C) White

    Was leaning towards Laporte originally but now concerned about Robertson starting both of these last two games. Can go up from White also but thinking the money ITB would be useful to bring in Son for the final day of the season

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'd Def go for an option that allows Son in 38. A for me (assuming Son can be got with A or B)

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'd sell B due to fitness. If not on FH remember Villa play City in 38 so will need to be benched or replaced

  7. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mad to punt on Tsimikas starting so I can field

    Pickford
    Digne, Cash, Tsimikas
    KDB, Son, Diaz, Zaha
    Kane, Vardy, Richarlison

    Or Digne to Holgate and bring in Anderson ahead of bench fodder

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

      Nope, very likely to play.

    2. _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Diaz to Coutinho might be better if you’re not going Ings.

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Any guesses if Mahrez starts today?

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

      I’m guessing 70-75% chance he does Sterling 25-30% chance of starting

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

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

    Okay, I can understand there being some rotation if City beat West Ham, but surely Klopp doesn’t rotate everyone and start suddenly playing the kids. Wouldn’t it make more sense to keep some of the stars starting to keep rhythm before the final

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

      They’ve another game for that. For this week they need recuperation.

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

      The first team will play against Wolves as its the final home game, the Southampton game will be rotation galore

    3. _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Gomez and Tsmikas were both full backs V Norwich, they are playing Southampton not City, Klopp has potentially lost 3 of his first team this week, so you really think he’s going to flog them now?

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

    Salah to:

    A. Son
    B. KDB

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

      Son.

  11. mdm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Watkins to Richa (c) worth a hit?

  12. Eleven Hag
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start 1 plz

    A) Niketah
    B) Alonso
    C) Mount

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

      A

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

      B

  13. JamesDL
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start Matip or Anderson for this GW?

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

      Matip could play.

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

      Anderson

  14. UptheBlues
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Do we really think Robertson doesn't start this week? Surely he gets at least one of these last two matches

    1. _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah, they recover on Tue and play against Wolves, Klopp doesn’t care about our fantasy teams.

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

      He’ll feature in the last game.

  15. meg4t
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Trossard or luis diaz
      Any thought

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

        Diaz aint playing.

        1. meg4t
            3 months, 4 days ago

      2. Eleven Hag
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Captain

        A) Richa
        B) Ings
        C) Zaha
        D) Son

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

          C

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

        Tsimikas > andersen? (-4)

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

          No way, Tsimikas starts against Southampton

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

            Thanks, mate

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

            I agree

          3. Perthite
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Surely Man City's result a few days before hand v West Ham combined with the FA Cup final minutes will play a big factor in the decision.

      4. mdm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Who to sell for Richa:

        A. Watkins
        B. Weghorst
        C. neither

        1. tokara
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B

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

          A

      5. tokara
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        This mo injury is really damaging for this with Son and KDB

        No more differentials now

      6. King Kun Ta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        FH as it stands for now....

        Pickford (Steele)
        Cash Digne Myko (Clyne Tsimi)
        KDB Son Zaha Mads (Gordon)
        Kane Richa Ings

        Do I need a Pool player? Ings to fodder & Gordon to Diaz? Thanks for the feedback lads!

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

          You've got 4 Everton player
          Looks good, maybe because its identical to mine. I need to decide between Ings & Vardy

          1. Perthite
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Which makes Schmeichel an alternative to Pickford.

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

          Diaz unlikely to play

      7. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A) Mykolenko, Coutinho, Vardy
        B) Mykolenko, Digne, Kane
        C) Digne, Diaz, Vardy

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

          On FH

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

          A for punt ; b for safe ; c no

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

          Like A

      8. Theholygoalie
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Which two to play of these three?

        A - Gordon
        B - Barnes
        C- Zaha

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

          AC

      9. WATERMELONS
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Saka or Zaha -4 (1 week only)

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

          Zaha

      10. Donny_Rover
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Think I’m set now on my FH and steering fully clear of Liverpool despite the temptation to bring in one or two of Jota, Matip & Tsimikas

        Pickford
        Cancelo Digne Cash Mykolenko Kelly
        Son KDB Zaha Maddison KDH
        Kane Ings Richarlison

        Feels like I’m leaving a bit of cash on the bench but want to just in case Cancelo or KDB don’t start and not sure where I’d use it to upgrade anyway. Who would you bench out of:

        A) Zaha
        B) Maddison
        C) Mykolenko

      11. mdm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Weghorst to Richa(c) worth a hit?

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

          Probably

      12. FPL Maldini
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I have got spare money due to selling Salah, what transfer should I do now?

        A) Ramsey to Mane

        B) Gelhardt to Vardy (bench Ramsey)

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

          Mane won’t play.

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

          B

      13. JonSnow
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Current: Pope / Foster
        Robbo/James/Amartey/Cancelo/White
        Salah/Mount/Ramsey/KDB/Kulu
        Nketiah/Jesus/Geldhardt

        Few players potentially not starting, regret holding off on Bench boost for this week but, i have the following ideas:
        A) Robbo+Salah+Geldhardt > Digne+Son+Richa (-8)
        B) Salah+Geldhardt > Son+Toney (-4)
        C) Salah+Gelhardt+Jesus > Son+Richa+Ings (-8)
        D) Salah+Gelhardt+Jesus > Zaha+Richa+Ings (-8)
        Open to other ideas, thanks in advance and GL!

      14. Malinwa
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Best pick and why?

        A) Vardy
        B) Ings

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

          I’ve gone for Vardy

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

          Vardy, because way more fun and higher ceiling

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

        Havertz>Maddison (-4)?

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

          Yes

      16. FPL Maldini
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is Havertz ruled out for the rest of the season now with hamstring injury?

        Considering Lukaku

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

          Asking the same