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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.

MIDFIELDERS

 

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3,739 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Yes, C on Vardy

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

      Yes

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

    watkins to vardy worth -4?

    y/n

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      no

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

      Possibly, wait and see for early team news

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Deadline is 10:30, is there going to be news before then?

  3. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which duo scores more points?

    A) Vardy + Coutinho - not confident on minutes for both
    B) Ings + Diaz - not sure about Diaz's involvement

    Pickford
    Mykolenko Cash Cancelo
    KDB Son Zaha ___
    Kane Richarlison ___

    Steele Tsimikas Clyne Brownhill

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks!

  4. tommo-uk-
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best captain option

    A) Kane
    B) Son
    C) Ings
    D) Richarlison
    E) Jota

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B or C

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      D

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

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

      I'm on Ings but most on D or B, I think

    5. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have de Bruyne (c) at the moment.

  5. winchester
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Fh g2g? Any changes?

    pickford
    cash digne andersen
    kdb zaha son maddison
    kane richarlison ings

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      c?

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

    Im on 23k and would like to brake intro top 10k if possible.

    Woud you do:
    A) Salah, Nketiah (bench), Watkins out Kane, Vardy, 4.5 mid (bench) for -8?

    B) Salah, Nketiah out Kane, Maddison inn for -4 and play Watkins?

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

      A

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      b, it will be tough though, top 20k more realistic which would be great imo

  7. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Been top of ML all season, gaps only 12 points now. Rival has FH, avoid hits and cap Son?

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Cash
    Son(C), Kulu, Zaha, Saka, Coutinho
    Kane

    Foster, Nketiah, Mateta, Schar

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maybe Ramsdale to Pickford?

  8. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FH G2G? (2.1 ITB)

    Pickford
    Cancelo | Cash | Myolenko
    KDB | Diaz | Son | Maddison | Eze
    Richarlison | Vardy

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pages flying 🙂

    Best pick guys? Thank you 🙂

    A. Cancelo+Maddison
    B. Myko+Jota
    C. Myko+Maddison

    PICK
    Cancelo CASH DIGNE
    Son Kdb ZAHA MADDISON
    Kane INGS RICH

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C

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

      C

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C

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

      A

  10. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which one of the following FH combos sounds better for you:

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

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

    Zaha vardy or Maddison (C)?

    1. ididnt
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Zaha

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

        Cheers

  12. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Off-piste: will the record final overall FPL total be beaten this year? Just curious. The current leader is on 2700

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

      What's the record final score?

  13. bjarnia87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Play Clyne or Rodrigo?

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

      Clyne, chance Rodrigo is rotated

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

    Sorry for repost but on FH who would you prefer? Bsilva (have KDB) or Madd/Barnes, leaning one of the latter but just worried they might get rotated after one game

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      mad/barnes will play some minutes in both imo

    2. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Madd

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maddy's going to haul vs Watford

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Maddison. Definitely not Bernardo for WH (KDB is the only City I want this week)

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

      Thanks all!

  15. Al Green Arrows
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I’ve seen most FH with double Villa defense plus Ings and very few with Coutinho… Is he not in good form?

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

      I think chance Buendia takes minutes

      1. Al Green Arrows
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        oh… Good point. I should stick with the template then… Double villa defense and Zaha instead of Coutinho!

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not really, or at least the returns have dried up

  16. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any updates on Laporte?

  17. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Son or KDB in for salah? Have Kane but no city

    1. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Both great options. Toss a coin?

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Phew, the 2 best assets currently in the game, its hard to choose... I would go for Son on the basis of fixtures

  18. Jonesy5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Saka -> Zaha -4
    Worth it??

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

      I am debating this too. Don’t think Saka is gonna offer much points in last 2 games

      1. Jonesy5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I’m going to FH in 38 so just one gameweek for me.
        If you’re doing it for 37 and 38 then I think it’s worth it

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

      Yea I think I’m pulling the trigger on saka to Maddison as well for a hit

      1. Jonesy5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Are you going Madd over Zaha?

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yep

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

    I can only have one for last two games.

    A) KDB
    B) Son

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

      Tricky. Literally toss a coin, if i had to be pushed I'd do KDB

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

      Son

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

      I’ve gone son

    4. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      In that case I would go Son. So many could score for City, and they may have wrapped it up by 38. Son chasing golden boot too

  20. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Choose two:

    1. Kane
    2. Vardy
    3. Maddison
    4. Jota/Diaz

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      top 2

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

        Agreed

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have all 4 (with Jota for no4), although just switched Diaz to Maddison this morning. Would prioritise in the order you have them

  21. outernational
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    On BB would you take a hit to upgrade Hwang to any of the following?

    A: Vardy
    B: Ings
    C: Richarlison

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

      Yes, any of them but probs B

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

      Yes

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hell yeah spend that money now. I would get Vardy. Much better fixture than the others in 38 too

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

        Thanks. I will be free hitting in 38. Would you still go for Vardy?

  22. Forgetmeknot
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Think I’ll get 3 playing defenders from;

    VVD, TAA, Tavares, James, Cash?

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

      Yes

    2. George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

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

      Ta

  23. Big Al Stankovic
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) De bruyne & Richarlison

    B) Vardy & Zaha

    Which one to get? (For a -4)

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  24. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Arsenal have 18 wins, 1 loss and a draw over the last 20 games against Newcastle United.

    The last 7 matches they've won to nil.

    Okay, it's a Monday night game at St James's Park but a reasonable chance that Arsenal manage a clean sheet again?

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Of course there's a chance but I wouldn't like to be betting on it.

      A lot depends on Gabriel fitness

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      0-0 likely

      St James's Park gonna be tough

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

      Decimated defence and no Partey. Much improved Newcastle - I wouldn't bet on a CS

    4. Dsmythy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not sure what games 5 years ago have to do with it.

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If Arsenal were at full strength, I'd say those stats paint a fair picture. But their makeshift defence is clearly creaking... I think they lose

  25. Viper
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ings has 5 goals in his last 6 starts vs. Palace.

    I'm pretty sure he has also scored in last 4 vs. Burnley.

    Just saying 🙂

  26. Kane Lane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who to bring in for Havertz and Rodz? No clue.

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

    Which trio do you prefer for a FH this week?

    A) DIGNE, Kdb & RICHARLISON
    B) COLEMAN, COUTINHO & Kane

    PICKFORD
    CASH, MYKOLENKO, xxx
    ZAHA, MADDISON, Son, xxx
    VARDY, INGS, xxx

    GUAITA, BARNES, ANDERSEN, Ait-N

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B with Castagne and thats's my team. Downgrade RAN please

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

        Reckon Castagne starts both? Good attacking potential but concerns over starting both and his fixtures are harder than Evertons…

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

      Tough, but probably B.

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    who to captain??? aarrrgggg...

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

      Ings or Richarlison

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If you're not confident enough in any of the doublers, Son is the obvious choice.

  29. Couch Potato
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Son/Kulu/Kane to much Spurs for next two GWs?

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

      No. Kulu is very cheap so who wound you have for him at that price?

      1. Couch Potato
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers Pino, will stick with triple Spurs attack!

  30. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Do we think TAA plays on Tuesday?

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

      I would love to know this. Klop previously said he can't rotate TAA and Robbo in the same game, so I'm hoping he starts.

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

        Considering bringing in a Villa defender for a hit because I have no fit defenders on my bench.

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

          Cash or Digne could definitely pay off.