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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.

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3,739 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tommo-uk-
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Zaha or Maddison?

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

      Zaha

  2. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 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).

    Current team:

    Schmeichel
    Robertson* Cancelo James
    KDB Son Maddison Coutinho Saka
    Richarlison (C) Nketiah

    Fodder TAA Fodder Fodder

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

      I reckon one will start

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

    Really want both Son and KDB. Only way of doing it is losing Trent for a -8

    Shall I do it?

    I’m concerned TAA could be rested in last 2 games

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

    Is Trossard being overlooked? Delivered in each of last 5 starts which included 4 ‘tougher’ fixtures and gets Leeds this week

    1. Prison Mike
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Could be a good differential but would prefer a DGW player like zaha probably

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

      I actually thinking he’s getting a lot more attention that I’d expect given the other options

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

      1st sub here

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

      Starting him myself, it’s probably chasing points but great fixture

  5. Prison Mike
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who to bring in and (c)

    A) Ings

    B) Richarlison

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

      A biatch 😉

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

      I have both on FH and I think Richa is the sensible pick and Ings the differential.

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

    Anyone else considering Ings (C)?

    I am on FH and I need differentials…

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

      Ya, very good option

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

      That’s who I’m on - didn’t realise it was a differential

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

      o/

  7. Dannyb
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Bottomed, anyone help with this?
    A Watkins Rafinha and Saiss to Holgate Ings and Zaha - 8?
    B Rafinha and Saiss to Zaha and Holgate - 4.

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

      B

  8. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Start one -

    A Laporte
    B Rudiger

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

      A

  9. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Repost bottomed-

    Good Morning folks!!! Pick three….

    A- Kane
    B- Vardy
    C- Ings
    D- Rich

    Cheers everyone!!

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

      ACD

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      PAcd

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

      ABD

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers everyone!! Thankyou

  10. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) Kane + Gordon

    B) Richarlison + Diaz

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

      A

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Worth to bring in the following players for minus 16?

    Havertz 》Ramsey
    Johnson 》Myko
    Rodz 》 Vardy
    James 》Cash

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

      Looks good except Havertz -> Ramsey for a hit

  12. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Pick one
    1) Maddison
    2) Jota

    Captain one

    A) Son
    B) Richy
    C) Ings

  13. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kulu - Zaha worth a -4? Have Kane and now Son after Salah injury.

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

      Probably yes

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

      No - kulu with nor in 38

  14. Jebiga
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Richarlison or Vardy?

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

      V

      cannot really trust the flame thrower

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

        So managed vardy mi utes better than richarlison? I think that should be fine 🙂

  15. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Raphina>Zaha -4 Y/N

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

      Y

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

        I am

  16. tryf88
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Chasing ML by 32 ppt
    Is -8 worth it for Salah, Saka, Schar to Son Diaz (or Saha) and Cash?
    ML leader has FH..i have BB
    Thanks

  17. Mozumbus
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A. Diaz + Holgate + Amartey(bench)
      B. Maddison + Mykolenko + Holgate(bench)
      Thanks

    • Jebiga
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jota or Maddison?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        James

    • Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Have no idea what i should do here. 1ft 0.0itb

      Pickford
      TAA Cancelo James Alonso
      KdB Jota Kulu Gordon
      Kane Nketiah

      Schmeichel Saka Bednarek Vydra

      A) KdB to Son (will do in 38 anyway)
      B) James/Alonso, Bednarek to Digne, Cash -4
      C) Saka, Trent, Alonso to Son, Tsimikas, Digne -8

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kulu is ill, so move him.
        also move a defender to a villa one

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      FH team. GTG?

      Pickford
      TAA Cancelo Cash
      KDB Son Coutinho Maddison Zaha
      Ings Rich(C)

      3.9 Tsimi Barnes Veltman

      Cheers.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Looks good.

        TAA to Robbo since you have Tsimikas?
        Coutinho to Jota if you can stretch?

    • Ronny Sandstone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Should Sessegnon be safe to start for the last 2 gameweeks?

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yes Reggie rules out for season by Conte.

        1. Ronny Sandstone
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Excellent, welcome to my team then!

          Cheers.

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

      Hopefully last question
      Start Sessegnon or Tsimikas?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sess

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sess

    • Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Start two:

      A) Cancelo
      B) Robertson
      C) Saka
      D) Nketiah
      E) Matip

      Cheers!!

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

        A C

    • Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best option if leading ML by 7 points and he owns Son
      A. Salah > Son
      B. Salah, Dennis > Zaha, Kane (-4)
      C. Salah, Martinelli > Zaha, Son (-4)
      D. Salah, Watkins, Dias > Son, Kane, Kelly (-8)

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

        A

    • cruzex
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Anyone with Coutinho (c)?

      If not...who is your cap?

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Richarlison. Son vC

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mine is Pickford atm lol

      3. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Richarlison. Although tempted to change due to so much popularity

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

          Would still be a differential of sorts imo

    • OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      is KDB Must have This GW ?

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

        The only player I'd get from City this week

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

      A Salah > Son -4
      B Toney > Richarlison -4
      C Both -8

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

        A

      2. RoryzonderR
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That attack or change something? Funds no issue.

      KDB/Son/Maddison/Zaha
      Kane/Ings/Richa

      Diaz/Jota/Mane in?

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

        Template, so the best

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I think you want a LIV attacker in there, yeah

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

        Jota over Zaha

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

      Should I go for City mid or Liverpool?

      A. Jota
      B. Diaz
      C. KDB / Foden

      Thanks

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

        C

    • Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      FH team GTG?
      Should I downgrade Barnes and get Kane instead of Vardy?

      Pickford
      Cash Matip Mykolenko
      KDB Son Jota Zaha
      Vardy Richarlison © Ings

      (3.9 Barnes Ait-Nouri Tsimikas)