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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.

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3,739 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A little help here?

    A) Richarlison and Zaha
    B) Richarlison and Son
    C) Richarlison and Mane
    D) Kane and Zaha

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B looks obvious to me

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      b or d but try to get both kane and son imo

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why both?

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Points probably

          1. Royal5
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            But can't afford them all

    4. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C or D

  2. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Keep Nkethia or take a hit for:

    A) Richarlison
    B) Ings

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hit for A 100%

  3. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    My free hit team is the same as everyone else's so I will not ask you to rate it

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      3/10

    2. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sounds a bit template. It's a no from me

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which one to leave out on FH from

    A) Ings
    B) Vardy
    C) Richa
    D) Kane

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D

    2. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    4. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      c

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

    Sa
    TAA Robertson Cancelo James
    Son Kulu Mount Saka Ramsey
    Kane

    Foster Broja Laporte Dennis

    1ft
    1.4 itb
    3k

    Any ideas here?

    Kulu to Zaha or Maddison possibly?

  6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which option will be the most fruitful do we think anyone??!!!

    A- Vardy and Coutinho
    Or
    B- Ings and Maddison

    Many thanks!!!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      b. not convinced by coutinho

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

        Yeah might only start one I guess , cheers mate!!

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  7. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pickford
    Myko Cash Digne
    Son Jota Zaha KDB
    Vardy Ings Richarlison

    Any adjustments??

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Identical to the vast majority

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        i would lose jota for gordon and upgrade vardy to kane

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

          I would keep Jota and not downgrade Vardy to Kane 😉

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            cheeky 😉

        2. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Prefer Maddison & Kane to Jota & Ings personally.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        And therefore perfection! Ahhh rapture!

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Looks good

    3. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maddison in for Jota 😉

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Maddison on bench 😀

    4. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No Liverpool defence?

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rotation risk, no?

    5. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers all

  8. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ings on pens for villa? Think I’m going to captain him

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm captaining. He's a good asset, just a bit concerned about his injury record

      1. Viper
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Personally think he plays both. They can rest him away to City 🙂

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

          Agreed!

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Always a chance he's benched if Watkins is back. He's on pretty injury prone so they seem to be quite careful with him

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        yep minutes are risky

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      vC for me

  9. Viper
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What percentage of top 10k still have free hit?

    With the Salah injury, TAA & playing 120mins it could be a big win for free hitters

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      *TAA & Chelsea

      1. Viper
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks.

        46%!? There's going to be a lot of similar scores 😆

  10. abaalan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    on Fh... \
    A) JOta
    B) Diaz
    C) Maddison

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

    2. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C.

      Go for it

  11. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Salah, Mount, Eriksen, Werner ➡ De Bruyne, Jota, Zaha, Richarlison for - 12. What do you think about these transfers?
    I honestly think all of them could get 10+ points this gameweek. Also considering another combination with Diaz and Ings.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yep

  12. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    TAA to Everton defender -4? Would allow me to do Richarlison to Kane for gw38

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      yes

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    reckon vardy most likely to be rested v watford or chelsea? i d think chelsea so he plays last home game v saints

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

      He will play them all, rested for ? For the off season?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        just because of his recent injury. cheers.

  14. DavidKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pick one out of:

    A) Jota
    B) Gallagher
    C) Saka
    D) Maddison

    Jota likely to get minutes, given his teammate’s high minutes.

    Gallagher has a DGW, but I think Palace my use more of their own players, rather than their talented loanee, for the last few games.

    Saka is ok everything and in fine form.

    Maddison has DGW, and is capable of high up side, now that Leicester can focus domestically.

    What to do?!

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D

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

      Only Zaha is nailed for both a couple of academy kids will get some minute PV has said

  15. WrightnBright
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sod it done a -12

    TAA (knackered?) Salah(inj), Kulu (ill?), Weghorst (crap) to Holgate,Son,Zaha,Kane

    Who to (C) though? Thinking Zaha or Richarlison

  16. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is there anything you’d change on this FH team? 0.1m in the bank so not lots to play with..

    Pickford
    Digne - Cash - Matip
    Son - Jota - KDB - Zaha
    Kane - Richarlison - Vardy

    Steele - Anartey - Dluiz - Tsim

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any further news on watkins?

  18. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Couple of questions.

    A) Vardy
    Or
    B) Kane (have Son)

    Currently got Robbo for Liverpool defence cover with Tsimikas cover just in case. Stick with that or switch to a double weeker? Or Cancelo?

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

      I'm deciding on this too.

      Think Vardy is such a gamble, but could pay off big.

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I need to gamble. And Son is at least some Spurs some cover.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That’s the question… close, currently at Kane

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

      Can you get both? I’ve managed to somehow get both in my FH, by dropping Salah.

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yes but still want Jota or Diaz so would have to drop Robbo/trent. You think it's worth it?
        Would stick kane in for Ings i guess.

  19. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Have triple Liverpool like so many others (TAA/Robbo and Salah) (and Laporte/Mahrez)

    Salah to Kane and Pukki to Zaha for a -4 (or go Ings, but I think from the pictures Watkins is fit), then Kane the following week?.

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

    Vardy or Kane

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      On Kane atm

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      K

    3. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maybe Vardy this week, kane next week

  21. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 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.

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

      My plan was also to free hit in gw38, but now it looks like a golden opportunity to use the chip for gw37 instead.

  22. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    why did Buendía play 79 minutes v burnley? reckon he s most likely to have 2 short cameos??? cheers

  23. Bod
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on Diaz with Salah injured?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Good pick but prefer Maddison

  24. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Jota or Diaz?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      jota for me

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        saying that firmino could start so maybe diaz sorry

    2. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Flip a coin

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D

  25. Aye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Why Jota over Diaz?

    Sure both play?

  26. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is there anyone who might replace Ming's, i.e is he the safest AVL bet after Cash for a double?

  27. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    My free hit team is currently exactly the same team as the scout picks except the bench. I almost feel like I need to change someone now!

  28. G00LI0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    How best to use salah funds?

    a) Zaha + vardy (-4)
    b) Zaha + Ings (-4)
    C) Zaha + Maddison (-4)
    D) Zaha and use funds to upgrade to kane gw38

    1. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      D

  29. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pick one on a fh
    1)Taa
    2)Cancelo
    3)Jota

    No other pool( other than tsimi on bench)
    And just kdb from city.

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1

  30. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pickford
    Cash Digne Mykolenko
    KDB Son Zaha Maddison
    Kane Richarlison Ings

    Steele Brownhill Kelly Tsimikas

    3.2 itb which I’ll use to upgrade the bench a little…

    Is this good to go?

    Thanks

    Thanks