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

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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. allaboutthemagic
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Will countino start both games?!

    1. JJO
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Depending on Watkins availability

  2. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Bench one:

    a) Mykolenko
    b) Andersen
    c) Digne
    d) Robertson

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

    Better option on fh?

    A. Pickford digne Maddison
    B. Schmeichel keane coutinho

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

      A with Cash

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

        Already have cash. Basically comes down to digne v coutinho

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

          Cout easy

          pick Castagne like me 😉

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  4. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    salah toney -4 to:

    a) diaz/jota vardy
    b) kane zaha/cout/buendia/7.8mid.
    c) kdb/zaha/diaz/jota ings/watkins
    d) salah to kdb/zaha/cout/bundia/jota/diaz

  5. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Morning all, which two options?

    A) Jota
    B) Diaz
    C) Maddison

    1) Vardy
    2) Ings

    Thanks in advance!

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

      C1

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

    Usually I will ask "Who is your differential this week?" at this time of the day (1-2 hours before deadline), but this week almost everyone has the same differentials. Myko especially. Heck even the FH template is the differential by itself.

    Gonna be a fun GW. Good luck all

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Welbeck vs Leeds

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

        I have Trossard and Cucu on bench. All the best!

    2. Mozumbus
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How many are using FH this week? More than 30% of active users?

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

          Should be

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Interesting!

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          This Myko guy any good? Worth wasting 4pts on him?

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

            I really think so. 2 home games, playing as high as the flame thrower lately

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

              Second that! Really like where he plays at the moment. haul incoming.

      • Mozumbus
          1 month, 22 days ago

          FH
          A. Diaz + Holgate
          B. Maddison + Mykolenko
          Thanks

        • McGlynn8
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Andersen and Vardy

          Or

          Robertson and Ings

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 22 days ago

              A

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

            Lead my ML by 7 points. How do I play this?

            Rival has Richa, Watkins, KdB, Cash (no FH), I have neither.

            A) Salah Kulu -> Kdb Zaha (-4)
            B) Salah Pukki -> Zaha Richa (c)
            C) avoid hits altogether and pray
            D) go for differentials like Kane for a hit

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

              B would also be for a hit btw

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

            Where is that guy with Leicester team new when needed the most 🙂 ?

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

              After deadline

              1. JJO
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                I dont accept that

          4. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Confused!

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

              Don't be

              Still time to FH!

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

                Nah, that's not happening.

                These useless players are not even worth using FTs, let alone FH 😆

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

                  If you are talking about Digne and Richarlison, I agree 🙂

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

              Same...

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

            Ings or Son

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

              For Cap …

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

              Danny boy

            3. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Inga

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

            Pickford
            Cash Digne Mykolenko
            Son (C) KDB Maddison Zaha
            Vardy Ings Richarlison

            Anything you would change?
            Wondering between Vardy and Kane
            and Mykolenko or Andersen.
            Switch Maddison to someone else?

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

            On FH

            A) Vardy, Jota
            B) Kane, Madisson

            Have Son... No pool

            1. House Frey Wedding Planner
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              B

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

              No Vardy, No Party.

          8. Lord of Ings
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Boring one, but would you start Start Ramsdale or Dubravka?

          9. The Frenchie
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hi guys, I will really appreciate your help.

            A) -4
            Schmeichel*
            TAA / Cancelo / Mykolenko* (James)
            KDB / Mount / Coutinho* / Kulusevski
            Kane / Richarlison* (c) / Watkins*

            B) -12
            Schmeichel*
            Cancelo / Mykolenko* / Cash* (James)
            KDB / Son / Coutinho* / Kulusevski
            Kane / Richarlison* (c) / Watkins*

            So are Son & Cash instead of Mount & TAA worth a -8?

            Thank you

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

            Are non-FHers selling Salah?

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

              Sold him

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

                I’ve sold him. For Son

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

              As a FHer this week, I will be selling him next week anyway.

              Fully expect non-FH to use his funds elsewhere. Silly not to.

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

            Am I GTG?
            No hits taken. I'm chasing a 30pt lead.

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

            Foster Saka Cancelo Dias

            1.1m itb
            0FT

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

            help please

            A schar to digne and bench robbo -4
            B play robbo and pray no hit

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

            Which one?

            A)Jota+Laporte->Son+Sessegnon(-4)
            B)Jota+Kane->Son+Richarlison(-4)(Broja/Fraser first sub for Laporte if he is out)

          14. bjarnia87
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Who gives most points?

            A) Ings + cash
            B) robbo + rodrigo
            C) robbo + clyne

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

              A

          15. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Schmeichel or Pickford on FH?

            P better fixtures

            S better defence and more saves

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

              I’ve gone Pickford

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

                Reason?

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

              P so far.

              Home fixtures and something to play for - time wasting etc on a clean sheet.

              Schmeichel would only be in my team to diversify and spread chance of clean sheet (rather than double EVE and double AVL).

            3. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Not sure that Leicester defence is better really... Everton have the 6th lowest xGC over last 6 matches. Plus 2 home games, and Pickford can rival Schmeichel for save points with Everton's low block encouraging poor quality shots

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

              Cheers, seems like Pickford

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

            There was a mention here yesterday that Kula was ill. Any update on that?

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

            Zaha is a tricky pick if your going double Everton and double Villa defence. Hmm

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

              Not if they either get a goal or assist in each match 😉

          18. TN
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Start which two?

            a) Mateta
            b) Mount
            c) Saka

            I'm assuming a and c because mount may not start??

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

            Last defender spot @ FH? im so baffled about this, help!

            A) Robertson, Tsimikas 1st on bench
            B) Cancelo
            C) Mykolenko, have Pickford
            D) Emerson Royale/Sessegnon

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

              If you're going all out maverick just go Mykolenko for the 2 games.

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

            What's people's thoughts on Trent's chances of starting in the week? Pretty high still?

          21. amonito
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Current team:
            Pickford
            TAA Cancelo Alonso James
            KDB Son Coutinho Mount Saka
            Richarlison (c)

            (Fodder) Nketiah Fofana Dennis

            Who to bench:
            A) Nketiah
            B) Saka
            C) James

          22. The_FF_King
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Anyone selling Trent to get KDB and/or Son?

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

              If Son, yes. Don't think its worth for KDB against Hammers

            2. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Did that last week. Sold Trent to enable Mané, Son, Kane, KDB

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

            TAA or Castagne on FH

            Would be double up with Vardy and Jota the only pool player in my team.