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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What defence is better?

    A) Spread the risk:
    Schmeichel
    Digne Myko Clyne

    B) Double down:
    Pickford
    Digne Cash Clyne

    1. sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B) Digne, Cash, Myko?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah, could be. That would be doubling down even more.

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      prefer to spread the risk imo. it's everton and villa - they could easily lose their cleanies

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        whoops thought clyne was an everton def. still prefer a, schmeichel will probably keep a cs in the 1st game and hopefully save pts in the 2nd.

  2. sunzip14
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kane or Vardy? Have Son.

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same dilemma. Minutes is the concern. If he starts both then he would be my captain.

    2. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Vardy on FH..Kane otherwise

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

    Start Diaz or Ings?

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

      Ings

    2. FlashGilbert
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ings

  4. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Please rate this FH
    Schmeichel, (Pickford)
    Mykolenko, Cancelo, Cash, (Andersen), (Tsimikas)
    Jota, Son, Zaha, Maddison, De Bruyne
    Ings, Richarlison (Gelhardt)

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Can’t fault any of those picks

    2. Kingy109
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You don't need Schmeichel and Pickford on a free hit. Pick one and I might see if you can upgrade Gelhardt

    3. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

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

      A) Will FH38, salah toney -4 to:
      1) diaz/jota vardy
      2) kane zaha/cout/buendia/7.8mid.
      3) kdb/zaha/diaz/jota ings
      4) salah to kdb/zaha/cout/buendia/jota/diaz

      B) bench 1 : nketiah gordon mount
      C) laporte or taylor 1st on bench ?

      1. Aussie Rules
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A - get KDB, do you need a hit? (Play Gordon)
        B - problem solved without a hit?
        C - Laporte

    4. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which option would you go for?

      Option 1.
      Mings, Holgate, Zaha, Foden, Vardy (no bench)

      Option 2
      Alonso, Mykolenko, Coutinho, Mahrez, Richarlison (kind of a bench)

      Rest of the team is locked in.

      1. Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        For me better 2

    5. Zaruto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Choose from the MENU:

      a) Zaha & Rich
      b) Zaha & Ings
      c) Mad & Ings
      d) Mad & Rich
      e) Ings & Rich
      f) Zaha & Mad

      Let me know guys!
      Cheers

      1. sunzip14
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        E

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

      This is the same weekend when spurs lost to Brighton. Loads will capt Don and he’s blanking today. Kane might score.

      Hoping Burnley pull off a shock

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

        *Son

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

        Or maybe not!

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don might blank but no way Son is blanking. Most in form player in Europe.

      4. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son the Don

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

        Don the Son

      6. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sod the Nod

      7. Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nod the Sod

    7. JamesDL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which one:

      A) Maddison
      B) Jota
      C) Luis Diaz

      1. Aussie Rules
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

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

      Cap Ings or Rich?

      1. sunzip14
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Rich

      2. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Rich

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

      Salah to KDB a no brainier?

      1. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yep

      2. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Could upgrade elsewhere..depends on squad.
        Don’t count on West Ham to roll over

    10. simong1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A or B on FH?

      A) Kane and Coutinho
      B) Ings and Mane/Diaz

    11. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is it madness to go with no Liv attacking cover and only Sterling for Citeh?!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What do you honestly think?

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Trying to justify hits, i hate taking em!

      2. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Gtg

    12. Cali
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which option would you prefer 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. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        B

    13. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Stuck on last 2 descisions guys please help, with next week half in mind also

      1. Mount or Zaha
      2. Ings or Richarlison

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

        Zaha, Ings

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

          This

    14. Devos
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I keep switching things up.
        This is how I'm lined up for my FH.

        Pickford*
        Mykolenko*, Cash*, Digne*
        KDB, Son (c), Zaha*, Jota
        Kane, Ings*, Rich*
        B: 3.9, Maddison*, Andersen*, Tsimi

        1. Devos
            1 month, 23 days ago

            GTG? Or should I bench Jota for Maddison?

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

              Toss a coin. Both good options.

              If you got Brownhill for Maddison, you could probably afford Sterling too.
              City have smashed 19 in 4. I'm backing them to get another 3+ hence why I prefer Sterling.

              1. Devos
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Oh god, didn't even think of Sterling. Another dillemma. 😐

            2. vsberlina
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              My Sterling to your Jota, the other 10 the same. Good luck.

            3. Echoes
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Same team except Maddison for Jota. Gtg, I'd say.

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

            I’m pretty sure on 8 on the FH, means 3 spots left. Thoughts?

            Pickford
            Cash Mykolenko X
            Son KDB Zaha X
            Ings Richarlison X

            A) Digne, Robbo, Kane (4-4-2 w Tsimikas first def sub for Robbo)
            B) Digne, Jota, Kane
            C) Trent, Coutinho, Vardy

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

              Digne Jota Vardy

            2. sunzip14
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I am going, Digne, Maddison/Diaz, Vardy. Still unsure about Maddison or Diaz.

          • Genovoze
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Watkins to Ings for free... Is it worth it?

            1. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yes

          • Mr Ozil
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Would you BB this bench?

            Dubravka Mount Alonso Nketiah?

            or wait till last gameweek?

            1. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Last gw

          • kellamergh
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            This Son(c) and Ings(c) is giving me a headache!

            Son is chasing the Golden Boot and is in incredible form.
            Ings, however, has a DGW, with favourable fixtures and looks dangerous.

            **BOOOM!!**

          • ididnt
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            With kulu and Kane already in my team should I go Son or KdB for a hit?

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

              Son

          • Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

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

            Will FH38, salah toney -4 to:
            a) diaz/jota vardy
            b) kane zaha/cout/buendia/7.8mid.
            c) kdb/zaha/diaz/jota ings
            d) salah to kdb/zaha/cout/buendia/jota/diaz.

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

            Best option here?

            A. Coutinho Vardy
            B. Maddison Ings

            Pickford (Foster)
            Digne Cash Mykolenko (Andersen Tsimi)
            KDB Son Zaha (KDH)
            Kane Richarlison

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

              B

            2. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              B. Think Ings plays both, whilst Vardy doesn’t

            3. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              B

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

              Cheers all!

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Jota or Diaz?

            Reckon Jota is the most likely to start considering recent minutes?

            Pool frontline is difficult to predict this week.

            1. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Jota

          • Super John McGinn-
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Free Hitting 38 so just for this week and who drops to the bench for the transfer in

            Schmeichel
            TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Cash
            Son, Foden, Coutinho, Gordan
            Rich, Watkins

            Foster, Saka, Nkeitah, Laporte

            1 FT 3.1 ITB

            A) Saka > Zaha
            B) Watkins > Ings
            C) Watkins > Vardy
            D) Saka + Watkins > Zaha + Ings (-4)
            E) Robbo + Coutinho > Digne + KDB (-4)

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

              A, bench Robbo

          • Aussie Rules
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Does Jota start the next 2 PL games? Would you rather him or Zaha rest of season?

            1. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Zaha

            2. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Zaha

            3. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Z

          • No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Schmeichel
            Robertson Cancelo James Cash
            Salah KDB Saka Gordon
            Richarlison Watkins

            bb Sanchez Ramsey Mateta Schar
            1.3m 1ft

            A) Salah and Watkins to son and vardy
            B) Salah and Watkins to zaha and Kane

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

              A

            2. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Tough but form says A

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

              Both good moves; slightly favour a

            4. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              A

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

            Son or KDB for Salah?

            Already have Kane.

            1. Super John McGinn-
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Son

            2. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Has to be son

          • juicewagz
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Start Barnes or Eze? Have Zaha and Maddison

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

              Barnes

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

            Start Matip or Anderson?