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. George James
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you bench boost this or wait until 38?

    Pickford • Sanchez
    James • Alonso • White • Cancelo • Davies
    Son • Jota • Ramsey • Zaha • Saka
    Kane • Richarlison • Nketiah.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think waiting is dangerous … could see a lot of rotation in 38 which could leave your bench very bare or even non existent. I’d defiantly BB this week.

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Very tricky...could see James and Alonso getting rested after 120 but then again 38 could be massive rotation as well

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Definitely BB this week

    4. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Do it this week.

    5. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Save it to next season

    6. George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cheers all.

      Decided to roll it over to next season

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A or B?

    A Vardy Coutinho
    B Ings Maddison

    1. George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

      Thoughts on my post above mate?

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Prob get all 4 on a FH, atleast 3 I'd say

    4. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A for me

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I can't afford Ings. So my final dilemma is Ramsdale to Pickford for a hit?

    Or would you rather Schmeichel?

    Not sure i see the logic in the latter. But I'm tempted by Everton at home. Is it another dgw trap by the toffees?

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Same dilemma here.. I could play either Ramsdale/Dubravka or get rid of either to Pickford for a hit

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd rather Pickford

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Everton and Pickford are really good at home under lampard and have something to play for

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cheers....

      Think I'll take the final hit of the season!

  4. Agamenmon
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which one of Richarlison or Vardy for this gw only

    1. paulfantham
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy if you’re chasing, Richarlison if you’re at the top of your mini league

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy I think just because they’re a higher scoring side

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy, cz he has a much higher ceiling

  5. paulfantham
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Laporte > Digne for a -4? Would give me double Villa def and enough funds for Richarlison > Kane GW38.

    I’d play a back 3 next game week and have both Villa boys on the bench against City

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Get Cash if funds allow for it, but the move looks good

  6. Evasivo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Maddison or Zaha?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha for me, at the very least he plays both games presuming he doesn’t get hurt

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha for me. Do not understand the Maddison love.

    4. Evasivo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks all

  7. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Somebody please talk me out of a Firmino punt!!

    1. paulfantham
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No, great shout

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Fool of a Took!

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think its a great punt, but Rich Ings Kane all better this GW imo

      Why not Jota or Diaz this week?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I prefer Jota of the two mids but may just go with no Liverpool

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’ll grass you up to Higgins.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        That’s good enough reason to not do it for sure!

  8. trafalgarlaw
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pukki to Richarlison (-4) ? And who to bench

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Amartey
    KDB Son Saka Gordon KDH
    Kane

    Foster Pukki Dennis Wiliams

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes Amartey

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'll get Ings over Richa if funds permit. Bench Amartey

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Very tempted Ings too, cheers mate

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Surely the better option imo

  9. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Looks like I'm betting against Zaha and Richarlison then.
    Happy with that.

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane Vardy Ings up front?

  10. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Besides 3 points, Liverpool must catch 7 goal difference to catch, right?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Won't it be at least 8 if Man City win? I think Klopp is a pragmatist and will be looking at the Champions League final.

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      yep. so say like 5-0 southampton, 2-0 wolves? Those are quite honestly pretty realistic scorelines

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not with how the squad is looking like right now and a short turnaround time

        1. Cantonesque
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          The squad's fine. Mane and VVD might need a rest, maybe Robbo too, the rest of them including Klopp will be fired up to keep going for the quadruple.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nah - it won't happen.

  11. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Watkins to Vardy(-4)?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      not for me

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers.

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd go for it..think it pays off over the two GWs

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Gerrard was so vague about Watkins. That's the problem. But I feel he plays only 90 max.

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Depending on Vardy's 37 mins he might even be a reasonable captain choice for 38 I'd say

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers.
            I am actually going to FH in 38

            1. lilmessipran
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              In that case I probably wouldn't take the hit

              1. EmreCan Hustle
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Cheers.

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Unless you get concrete news before deadline about Vardy starting I prob wouldn’t

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers.
        You feel Leicester will still rotate?

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Just with Vardy only back his mins could be managed I think

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Probably right. Cheers.

  12. S3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Son or Ings (C)?

    1. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thinking of going son but don't like he's the early kick off if he blanks it'll be a loooong day

      1. S3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        same here...lol

    2. Eb99dal
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son

    3. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      GW37 team (No FH). 5.0 ITB

      Schmeichel
      TAA Robbo Cancelo Cash
      Son Kulu Zaha Saka
      Richa Weghorst

      Foster Nketiah Martinelli Burn

      GTG? Weghorst > Worth a -4? Any other suggestions for a hit?

      1. Better luck next year
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Should be Weghorst > Ings

    4. Dotherightthing
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bench one;
      1 Son (Bur H)
      2 Watkins/Yellow (Palace H, Villa H)
      3 Weghorst (Spurs A, Villa A)
      Thank you.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        3

      2. S3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        3 all day

      3. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        C

      4. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Silly boy including Son here

        1. Dotherightthing
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lol fair enough

          1. Dotherightthing
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks all

      5. BERGKOP
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son? C'mon...

        1. Dotherightthing
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm thinking about gambling on Son not to score against a closed defence at home, as he loves the counterattack .. but clearly he is in such a top form that it's blasphemy even thinking of bench him. Lol

      6. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Are you seriously considering benching Son over Weghorst?

      7. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You are joking about 1 ......... aren't you?

    5. S3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Trent or Digne on FH?...already have Cash

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        myko?

        1. S3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          got myko also....looking to fill 3rd defender spot

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            andersen

      2. Steve McCroskey
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Isn't it unlikely that Trent plays after FA cup?

      3. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tsimikas

    6. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Start one this gw-

      A Rudiger
      B Laporte

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A. I feel both concede but Leicester are worse at defending set pieces.

    7. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane, Vardy & ?
      A. Ings
      B. Richarlison

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

      3. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

      4. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B due to the high ownership/EO

    8. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha or Coutinho? (no chip)

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Zaha

      2. Eb99dal
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Zaha

        • Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Zaha

      3. Oscar Slater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'm having fun and going in Ball-deep (nearly) with DGW players.

        Pickford

        Mykolenko, Cash, Digne

        Barnes, Maddison, Zaha, Son

        Vardy, Richarlison, Ings

      4. Scholsey
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nketiah or Jota? Please help me select one! Thanks.

        1. Tartanjock
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ive got both but would play jota first

      5. trafalgarlaw
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not chasing, who the best capt

        A. Son
        B. Richarlison
        C. Kane
        D. KDB

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          C

        2. mdm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          C

        3. Tartanjock
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A

      6. Oggle22
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Schmeichel
        TAA Holgate James Laporte
        Saka Son Mount Kulu KDB
        Richarlison

        Ramsdale White Richardson Cucho

        Cucho to Jiminez -4? Or any other 7.5m forward

        Cheers

      7. Steve McCroskey
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ok chaps, thoughts on this FH team really appreciated.

        Did have a 100 point lead in my ML at one point in the season and there's now just 1 point in it.

        Schmeichel

        Digne / Cash / Mykolenko

        KDB / Son (c) / Zaha / Maddison

        Ings / Richarlison / Kane

        3.9 / Gordon / Tmiskas / Andersen

      8. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sch
        Taa alonso laporte (cancelo taylor)
        Salah son mads mount (gordon)
        Toney richar nketiah

        Will FH38, Which?

        A) toney laporte -4 to ings cash
        B) laporte to cash/digne
        C) salah toney -4 to diaz/jota vardy (or) kane 7.8mid. (or) kdb ings
        D) salah laporte -4 to zaha/cout/kdb/diaz/jota cash/digne/other def.
        E) toney laporte -4 to vardy 4.8def.
        F) FH

      9. GreatCarragherReef
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Chance of TAA, Alonso or Laporte starting?

        Need one to make a full team. Not sure if a hit is worth it

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Alonso probably most likely.

          1. GreatCarragherReef
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cheers

      10. Kodap
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Morning guys, is my FH good to go?

        Pickford
        Cash - Digne - Myko
        Son - KDB - Jota - Zaha
        Vardy - Kane - Richarlison (c)

        Steele - Amartey - Dluiz - Tsim

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          GTG

      11. ididnt
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        With Kane and Kulu already would you do Salah > Son or KdB for a hit?

      12. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Decided to hit FH with Salah and Watkins now doubtful and TAA and James playing 120 mintues.

        Pickford
        Digne, Cash xxxxxx
        Son, xxxxxx, Zaha xxxxxx
        Kane, Richarlison, Ings

        3.9, xxxxxx, xxxxxxx, Tsimikas

        A) Robertson, Mane, Gordon (Cancelo, Brownhill)
        B) Anderson, KDB, Jota (Matip, Gordon)

        1. GK
            1 month, 17 days ago

            B

        2. Devos
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Good morning everyone!
            Rate my FH, please.

            Pickford
            Robertson, Cash, Digne
            KDB, Son, Zaha, Barnes
            Kane, Vardy, Rich
            B: 3.9, KDH, Holgate, Tsimi

            a) GTG
            b) switch out Robertson & Barnes for Mykolenko & Jota

            Oh and who would you captain?

            1. GK
                1 month, 17 days ago

                B
                Son (C)

            2. GK
                1 month, 17 days ago

                On FH

                A) Jota and Vardy
                B) Maddi and Kane

                Already have Son. Thanks.