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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. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Cash, Jota
    B) Cancelo, Diaz

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A)

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

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

      A) plus more Cash to strengthen elsewhere.

  2. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Saka or Rudiger first sub?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Saka

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Rudiger

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Saka

  3. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    No free hit and already got Son. Salah to

    A KDB
    B Zaha
    C Diaz

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Probably A

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A easy

  4. Big Al Stankovic
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Need some help on this one:

    A) Salah & Mateta —> De bruyne & Richarlison (-4)

    B) Salah & Mateta —> Vardy & Zaha (-4)

    C) Salah & Mateta & Ramsey —> Ings & Zaha & Maddison (-8)

    BB team:
    Schmeichel/Dubravka
    Cash/Laporte/Holgate/James/White
    Son/Coutinho/Barnes/Ramsey/Salah
    Kane/Weghorst/Mateta

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A or B.

      1. Big Al Stankovic
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers

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

    If you’ve already taken a -4 the forget about it. Watkins to Ings is just a -4 and is independent on the earlier move.

    However, I still wouldn’t do it for a hit - Ings should start at least one March and could get minutes in the other as he’s back in training.

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

      *OF the earlier move

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

        Reply fail to Dazz

  6. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Schmeichel

    Cancelo - Robertson - Mykolenko -

    Diaz - Mount - Kulu - Sterling - Gordon

    Ings (C) - Kane

    Foster - Alonso Nketiah - Tavares

    Help - I just don't know who to bench (after W/c BB team) RTM says bench Nketiah Cancelo(!) Tavares

    A - as above

    B - another suggestion?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      As above

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Repost:
    What are people’s thoughts on keeping Cancelo on FH?

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hammers are a good team, there is plenty of upside for the DGW at a cheaper price

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Man City will be taking the game very seriously I think, so definitely a good option

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm not keeping him. I think West Ham will score. I'm backing Mykolenko with two home games to outscore him.

  8. Legohair
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which combo?
    A Kane&Mahrez/Foden
    B. Ings&KDB
    Im on FH

  9. Neo-Viper
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    best 4.6m for the bench. not Gordan.

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

      KDH

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers! was in my thoughts too.

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Brownhill

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        best scoring mid at the price. Cheers Nabil, GL for the GW and do not retire.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          GL to you too. Sorry already made up my mind 🙂 You will be missed

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            If not for Liverpool wining the quadruple/treble, this season for me will mostly be remembered for when Nabil decided to retire!

    3. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ramsey or KDH

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Reckon Ramsey gets a run in directly after his injury?

        1. Big Al Stankovic
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Probably managed minutes. Might just start the second match.

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KDH

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

    Bottomed

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

    For -8

    A) Jesus > Ings
    B) Jesus > Vardy
    B) Pukki > Ings (BENCH JESUS)
    C) -8 not worth it

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Pukki —> Ings (bench saka)

      Or just don’t take the extra hit.

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

      Is it for another -4 or is it a -8 to make it possible?

      Better to look at it as an individual move if not.

      But would probarbly keep Jesus and consider moving him on next round if he dont play

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

        Another -4

  11. Zaruto
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Mahrez? Any idea about this Harry Potter ?

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

      on fh too risky imo

      1. Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sell it?

  12. Taegugk Warrior
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play watkins, saka or mount..?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Watkins

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

    Start one:
    A) Rudiger
    B) Amartey
    C) Kulusevski (might not start?)

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Kulu

    2. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Talk of Kulu out with illness

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

    will holgate start both games? cheers 🙂

    holgdate or tsimi in first 11?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Probably.

      Holgate.

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

        cheers al

  15. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Think i agree as it is but it’s tough

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

      It’s always tough but we show up each week ready for the joust

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

    Who to start?
    A. Saka
    B. Nketiah

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

      nketiah

  17. Kane Lane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Likely chances James and mount to play?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      75% on both

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

    OK about to make the transfers. Do I want
    A) Salah to Son for free
    B) salah to Son and odegaard/dewsbury Hall to Zaha for -4?

    All advice appreciated

  19. Brehmeren
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Start Saka or Nketiah?

    1. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nketiah

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

      Saka

  20. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which FH combo sounds better for you:

    A) Martinez, Cancelo, Maddison, Ings
    B) Pickford, Andersen, Coutinho, Vardy

  21. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    If both Robertson and TAA are benched I won’t be able to field 11. Should I do one of the following transfers?

    A) Non-playing fodder to Mykolenko/Cash (Coutinho to a City or Chelsea mid next week)
    B) TAA to Tsimikas (One of Tsimikas or Robbo will surely start. I can then afford doing Richarlison to Kane next week)
    C) TAA to Mykolenko/Cash (Coutinho to Mane/Sterling next week).

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        a and b both good

  22. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is Pickford worth a hit from Ramsdale on BB?

    These odds indicate perhaps not.

    I've also got Guaita who should start this week, all being well.

    https://www.fantasyfootballpundit.com/premier-league-clean-sheet-odds/

  23. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Really need Laporte to be fit for today’s game. Surely he plays given their absentees in defence?

  24. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Diaz or Maddison?

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mad

  25. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kane or Vardy on FH
    Have Son and Maddison

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

      Safe Kane
      Chasing Vardy

  26. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kulu to Gordon for -8 worth it ?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nope

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Maybe for minus 4 tho.

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

    Which of the following
    A) Vardy(C)+Gordon
    B) Zaha+Richarlson(C)
    C) Zaha+Ings(C)

  28. BigAsGiroud_
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Ings +KDB
    B) Kane+ Coutinho

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

      A

  29. Saintjack01
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A) Maddison
      B) Barnes
      C) Diaz

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

      Slightly worried I have no City in my FH team.

      Would you rather...

      A. KDB / Foden
      B. Jota or Diaz

      Thanks