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.

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3,739 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I have the (c) on Richarlison. About to have a week of pain.

    Why do we do this to ourselves

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      For the briefest moment of possible glory!

      1. DavidBW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        make love to me tin man

  2. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Robbo
    B) TAA
    C) Alonso

    1) KDH
    2) Nketiah
    3) Saka
    4) Kulu

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      d none
      2

    2. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      C,1

    3. boroie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A or B - toss of the coin
      1

  3. JY84
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I currently have Pickford n Richarlison in my squad on a FH. For my third Everton player, do u think i shd invest in
    (A) Mykolenko or
    (B) Gordan???

    1. S6 Owl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. capoultra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mykolenko, more advanced recently, more likely to pick up points IMO

    3. boroie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    4. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  4. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sell one, mainly want a start in gw38 for the one i keep.

    A) Alonso
    B) James

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  5. HD7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I should use FH in 37 right?

    My team in 38
    Schmeichel
    Cancelo Robbo James White
    Salah KDB Mount Mount Maddison
    Jesus

    1. S6 Owl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes

    2. GK
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ye, FH this week

      • Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        yes

      • JonSnow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah take advantage of the dgw, higher upside. Salah>Son next GW.

      • The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Need to reduce the number of Mounts

    3. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A martineli to jota/diaz and bench saka -4
      B no hit

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jota

      3. JonSnow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jota for a punt

    4. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Also I have Ramsey and Watkins of Villa. Should I start Ramsey over Watkins?

      Watkins won't play both

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Prob Ramsey

    5. boroie
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Have £2m ITB on FH… who should I upgrade?

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

      Butland; Gordon Anderson Sessegnon

      1. Jontharon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have KDB instead of Coutinho and Ings instead of Vardy

    6. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Salah is out.
      I think Son will be pumped up for the Burnley match.
      C hovering...

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’m strongly considering it.

        I know it’s superstitious, but the fact it’s early kick off genuinely turns me off. I’ve had bad experiences in the past.

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Dont get that superstitious thing.
          I can recalled when RVP still playing, he tends to do well on saturday early match right after the deadline.

    7. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Repost: Bottomed -
      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. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Only -12 if the players have good games next week.

    8. GK
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Bottomed twice. On FH

        A) Jota and Vardy
        B) Maddi and Kane

        Already have Son. Thanks.

        1. Sid07
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          B

      • Sid07
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1) go double villa defence with cash and digne
        2) play cash and andersen
        3) play cash and castagne

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          1

        2. JonSnow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          1

      • ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A) Robertson + Coutinho
        B) Digne + Jota

        1. Sid07
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          B

        2. KANTEnders
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I’ve got A but I really don’t mind B

        3. S6 Owl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          B

        4. Sailboats
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          B

      • KANTEnders
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Play 2 of :
        1) Cancelo
        2) Laporte
        3) Gordon
        4) Nketiah

        Captain :
        A) son
        B) Kane
        C) zaha
        D) Coutinho

        Cheers

        1. FlashGilbert
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          1 and 3.

          A.

      • simong1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A or B?

        A) Vardy and Coutinho
        B) Ings and Maddison

        1. FlashGilbert
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Tough. I’d say B for surety of starts.

      • TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        All tinkering has come down to the following two options for FH GW37. Help me pick one!

        Option 1
        Pickford
        Cash - MYKOLENKO - ALONSO
        COUTINHO - Zaha - KDB - Son
        Ings - RICHARLISON- Kane

        Option 2
        Pickford
        Cash - MINGS - HOLGATE
        FODEN - Zaha - KDB - Son
        Ings - VARDY - Kane

      • S6 Owl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Still can’t get my head around the double EVE + Villa defence with Zaha FH teams.

        On FH myself and keep wondering if I’m missing something??

        1. VIVA_RONALDO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hedging I guess

        2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          im doing it because im covering the lead

        3. SonnyPikey
            1 month, 22 days ago

            His away record has been decent but he's a troll at times

          • capoultra
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I don't really trust any double defence this season other than Man City, Liverpool at times and surprisingly Newcastle, which carried me through a nice 6 or 7 week period.

          • S6 Owl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            It’s probably Zaha or Jota basically

        4. VIVA_RONALDO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Captain:
          a) Ings
          b) Son

          1. S6 Owl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Same dilemma.

            I’d go Son w/o the early KO… tough call

          2. Van der Faart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Chasing or leading? A if chasing, b if leading

          3. GK
              1 month, 22 days ago

              B

          4. Lionac
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            1 Fwd dilemma
            A) Kane
            B) Vardy

            2 Mid trilemma
            A) Maddison
            B) Coutinho
            C) Jota

            1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              A
              A

            2. frenchfries
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              FH: BB
              Transfer: AC

          5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Last question @ my FH
            1) Robertson (Tsimikas 1st on bench)
            2) Mykolenko (I have Pickford and Zaha)

            1. SonnyPikey
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Robbo won't play

                1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  according to what?

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Game on tuesday. No chance

                2. frenchfries
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  What is the use of the funds if you go with Mykolenko?

                  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    nothing, I think im content with the team even with the funds. probably just upgrade the bench but its pointless

                  2. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Pick who you think gets more , having value itb irrelevant really

              • frenchfries
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Read in a comment that Kulusevski might be out, anyone else heard about this?

                1. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yeah possible illness. Nothing confirmed though

                  1. frenchfries
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Source?

                  1. frenchfries
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Thanks

              • GoonerByron
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Who to captain?

                A - Richarlison
                B - Zaha
                C - Coutinho
                D - Digne

                1. frenchfries
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

                2. kellamergh
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

              • FCSB
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                FH37

                Pickford
                Cash Digne Mykolenko
                KDB Son Zaha Maddison
                Kane Richarlison Ings

                Steele Barnes Anderson Tsimikas

                0.2itb

                Is this good to go?

                Thanks

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yes

                  1. FCSB
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Thank you sir, bring on the joust

              • kellamergh
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Still undecided on (C,) but am I all set?
                No hits taken.

                Schmeichel
                Alonso TAA James
                Gordon Mount Son Coutinho
                Ings(C) Watkins Richarlison

                Foster Saka Cancelo Dias

                1.1m itb

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I’d captain Ings, I think

                  1. kellamergh
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers. I'm chasing a 30pt lead, which makes this headache worse!

                2. S6 Owl
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Ings or Son for me.

                  1. kellamergh
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    That's the dilemma.

              • Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 13 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Help, please 🙂

                Buy
                A. Ings
                B. Zaha
                C. Coutinho

                Sell
                1. Nketiah
                2. Saka
                3. Martinelli

                1. Lucky Z
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  B3

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 13 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Am leaning that way, thanks. Would mean benching one of Saka or Nketiah though :/

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A3

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 13 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers mate. Would mean selling Nketiah actually (I could’ve written it better!)

              • Lucky Z
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Sa
                Robertson | Rudiger | Coady
                Son | Kulu | Saka | Gordon
                Kane | Richarlison | Weghorst

                Dub | White | Schar | Salah

                Should I go for a hit with all concerns over Robertson and Kulu, 0.2 ITB?

                1. FlashGilbert
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Kulu out sick apparently.

                  1. Lucky Z
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Source?

              • FlashGilbert
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Stuck. Bench one:

                A) Matip;
                B) Laporte;
                C) Saka;
                D) Nketiah.

                Thanks.

                1. gellinmagellan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

              • tbhogal
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Saka to Zaha worth for -8 worth it guys ?

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  No

                2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Nope

                3. kellamergh
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Saka has a tasty fixture in GW38

              • gellinmagellan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Start 2

                A) Nketiah
                B) Alonso
                C) James
                D) Jesus

                1. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  C, D, but would also start Alonso if you could

              • abaalan
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                On fh,.pick 2
                A. Diaz
                B. Jota
                C. Madison
                D. Zaha (with dbl eve/avl Def)

                1. FlashGilbert
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  C & D