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

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. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Captain?

    A) Richarlison
    B) Son

    Was on Richarlison all week, now not to sure

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    2. GK
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Son

      • Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A also

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B sorry haha

      • frenchfries
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks, pretty obvious Son is the favorite

      • Brewstercat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Son for me too. going for golden boot, has insane form and great fixture. Just too good to pass up

    3. Evasivo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Here’s my WC Team

      Pickford
      Cash Castagne Clyde
      Gordon Zaha KDB Son(C)
      Ings Richarlison Kane(vc)

      Steele Tsimi Davies Gilmour

      0.0itb

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        There it is.

        1. Evasivo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          It is here so here it is

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Missing Bonnie

        1. Evasivo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bon what?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            The Clyde there definitely needs a Bonnie

            1. Evasivo
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Trent to Tsimikas worth it for last two (expect one start each), if it means i can do Saka to Son this week (otherwise i'd do KDB to Son for 38)?

      Saka, Trent to Son, Tsimi -4

      A) yeah
      B) nah

      1. FlashGilbert
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Not for me. Just get Son for final GW

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks

    5. dansmusen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Last GW i failed to confirm my BB and lost 39 points on the bench and this GW i have 8 players doubtfull (5 certain out). You cant make this stuff up even in your worst nightmare. Lost me ML and my top 50k for sure. Gonna take a -16 cos i need to BB don’t i.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Terrible

    6. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      bench one:

      A martineli (new)
      B gordon (BRE, CRY)

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    7. boroie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nobody on FH picking Coutinho?

      1. simong1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I have him currently but not sure. Reckon he starts both?

        1. boroie
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Think he has as much of a chance as Ings to be honest. Think both will start today’s game. And then will be dependent on how they play today plus how Watkins recovers as to who starts in midweek.

      2. Gandalf
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Obviously he's capable of hauls, but hard to ignore his extremely long run of blanks including home to Norwich.

    8. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best option here? Thanks!

      A. Cancelo+Maddison
      B. Myko+Jota

      PICK
      CASH DIGNE XXX
      Son Kdb ZAHA XXX
      Kane INGS RICH

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Mykolenko and Maddison

    9. simong1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maddison or Jota for this week only?

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maddison, because of double.

    10. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pope (Dub)
      TAA Cash Cancelo Alonso (James)
      Zaha Kulu Gordon Saka (SALAH)
      Jesus Nketiah (Pukki)

      For -4

      A) Salah > Son (bench Nketiah)
      B) Jesus > Vardy
      C) Pukki > Ings (bench Nketiah)
      D) Pukki > Rich (bench Nketiah)

      Any of these for -8?

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A.

      2. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A.

    11. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Time to feast. Only thing I feel I'm missing is Pool attack. And I expect Gordon to troll me seeing as he's been in every draft, but taking Salah out has given me some extra cash to play with.

      Pickford
      TAA, Cash, Mykolenko
      KDB, Son, Zaha, Maddison
      Kane, Ings, Richarlison (c)

      Roll with this, or downgrade Trent and get Jota/Diaz for Maddison?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Jota or Diaz lovely

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Jota/Diaz for Zaha me thinks

    12. Etern007
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Captain Richarlison, or Son.

      Decisions, decisions...

    13. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jota or kdb on a free hit?

    14. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      0FT 2m ITB

      Ramsdale
      TAA Robbo Cancelo Digne
      Son Saka Kulu Gordon
      Kane Nketiah

      Foster - Pukki Raph Laporte*

      Any other hits beyond Pukki > Rich/Ings (-4) here? Contemplating whether Saka > Zaha or Ramsdale > Pickford is worth another -4.

    15. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pickford
      Cash Mykolenko X
      Son KDB Zaha X
      Ings Richarlison X

      A) Digne, Maddison, Kane
      B) Digne, Jota, Kane
      C) Trent, Coutinho, Vardy

      1. FlashGilbert
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A

    16. FlashGilbert
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cap?

      A) Son;
      B) KDB;
      C) Rich.

      Thanks in advance.

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A.

      2. GK
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A

      3. umerlfc
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Best option on FH?

        A) TAA
        B) Jota
        C) Diaz

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

        2. FlashGilbert
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

      4. Red-United
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Take a -4 point hit to take out Salah for Son, or play Nketiah instead?

      5. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fantasy football hub predicts mings gets most points out of the defenders ? Is that right as thought cash would?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Give it a Fantasy Football snub.

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Haha yeh now thibk cash, digne & Mykolenko ?

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I Digne mate

      6. capoultra
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Current free hit team:

        Pcikford (Steele)
        Cash Matip Mykolenko (Clyne, Tsimikas)
        Son Zaha DeBruyne Diaz (Brownhill)
        Ings Rich Kane

        Diaz is a risk I'm willing to take, but surely Matip is nailed? Or am I wrong?

        1. CONNERS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Matip is practically 100% nailed to start this one.

          1. bjarnia87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Is robbo injured?

      7. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        On FH, pick one?

        A) Maddison
        B) Diaz
        C) Jota

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C

        2. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A

      8. bjarnia87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Whos best differential captain on FH?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Vardy

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Vardy

        3. ChelseaGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Vardy imo

        4. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Olise

          1. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            brilliant shout

        5. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ings

        6. bjarnia87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ok thanks. But vardy hasnt playd 90 for a long time if not look at last game,, to risky?
          Chasinf with 40 points behind

      9. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is Vardy a real option this week or are we all just getting him in because we have spare money on FH now with salah out?

        (It’s a serious question as he might just push either Richarlison, Kane or Ings out of my FH team!)

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I'm (c) him

        2. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Worth a punt I think he will do both. Sunday and then Thursday so enough time to rest

      10. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Blinking Salah giving me the runaround lately. Brought him back in at great expense for KdB last week (don’t ask). Now he’s blocking my Davies to Digne move which would facilitate Salah to Son next week for a triple up v Norwich.

        So KdB in, or Digne..?

        Kasper
        Trent Davies Robbo
        Salah Saka Kulu Barnes Gordon
        Kane Rich(c)

      11. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 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.

      12. Taegugk Warrior
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        To ditch for Zaha in (-4)
        A. Mount
        B. Saka
        C. Kulu

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C, he is sick

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Is this confirmed

        2. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C

      13. Jdballard
          1 month, 15 days ago

          The big question

          A Jota
          B Zaha

          ? What would you do. Which one would you go for

          1. JonSnow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Zaha - pens, extra game and definitely starting.

            1. Jdballard
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Cheers !

                In that case a KDB or b Jota ?

            2. FlashGilbert
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Zaha

          2. boroie
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thoughts on my FH… I’m chasing so having to take some risks…

            Schmeichel
            Digne Cash Mykolenko
            Son Maddison Zaha Coutinho
            Richarlison(C) Vardy(VC) Kane

            Butland; Gordon Anderson Sessegnon

            Still have £2m ITB… what would you upgrade?

          3. BrutalLogiC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Any good?

            Schmeichel
            Digne Anderson Mykolenko
            KDB Madd Son Cout
            Vardy Ings Kane

            1. FlashGilbert
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              G2G

          4. JonSnow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Few players potentially not starting, Kulu (sick), Robbo (rest), Ramsey (injury 50/50) Salah (injury). Regret holding onto bench boost so long. Should i -12 and dissect the team or just Salah>Son FT and BB next week. I'm so torn as i have no Everton, palace and only Ramsey who's injured from crystal palace. Appreciate any advice, im 30 behind in ML.

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

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Is Kilu confirmed though?

            2. SonnyPikey
                1 month, 15 days ago

                This is why bb is good if you're doing hits. You'll get the points back no worries

            3. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Capt?

              Son
              Zaha
              Cash

              Currently on Zaha with Son (V)