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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. Yeboah Power XI
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Please pick one:

    A: Zaha
    B: Son

    Thanks

    1. kellamergh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Zaha if chasing
      Son if leading

      1. Yeboah Power XI
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good answer, thanks. Problem is I am leading in some leagues and chasing in others! Gonna go Zaha and hope for the best!

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Both would be better, but based on just one - then Zaha

  2. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Maddison or coutinho?

    Has madison all week but coutinho just signed a permanent deal plus 2 home games is making me change my mind

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Coutinho has zero form though

  3. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Son (c) or Ings (c)?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ings if chasing, Son if leading

      1. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This.

      2. Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’m leading …ings now!

  4. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hi all, pretty certain I want to take a -8 for 3 more DGWers, is it worth it?
    A few of my players are doubts or test or injury (Robbo, Mount, TSilva, Laporte)
    If so which option sounds better ??

    Pickford
    Holgate Laporte Robbo
    Mount Saka Barnes KDB Raphinha
    Richarlison Kane

    Schmeichel Pukki TSilva Justin

    A. Laporte Raphinha to Cash Zaha -4
    B. Laporte Mount Pukki to Digne Zaha Ings -8 (bench Raphinha)
    C. Robertson Raphinha Pukki to Digne Zaha Ings -8 (bench Mount)

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cheers all :-/

  5. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Maddison or Diaz?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mad

  6. Jebiga
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Robertson or Jota?
    Or both?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota based on slight injury/rest doubt for Robbo imo

    2. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota

  7. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hardly worth a hit to do Kulu > Zaha is it ?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’d do that

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Coutinho or digne?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Debating myself. On Digne

    2. Super John McGinn-
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Digne

  9. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ings or Rich for captain?

    1. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm going Rich

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have Rich, but could get anything from 15 to -2

    2. Super John McGinn-
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I’d rather Ings but I’m doing Rich cos can’t get Ings

    3. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ings

    4. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rich as he has more to play for

  10. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed G2G?:

    Pickford
    Cancelo | Cash | Myolenko
    KDB | Jota | Son | Maddison | Zaha
    Richarlison (C) | Vardy

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good

  11. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which two of Jota/Diaz, Maddison or Zaha?

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Jota Zaha

  12. Dannyb
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Play 2
    A Silva
    B Alonso
    C Robbo
    D Kulu

    1. Visionaries
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Almost impossible but, Robbo could be rested, so

      D & B (love a bit of DnB)

  13. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is it true that Kulusevski is ill? Rumour or fact?

  14. Super John McGinn-
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Free Hitting 38 so just for this week and who drops to the bench for the transfer in

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Cash
    Son, Foden, Coutinho, Gordan
    Rich, Watkins

    Foster, Saka, Nkeitah, Laporte

    1 FT 3.1 ITB

    A) Saka > Zaha
    B) Watkins > Ings
    C) Watkins > Vardy
    D) Saka + Watkins > Zaha + Ings (-4)
    E) Robbo + Coutinho > Digne + KDB (-4).

    1. outernational
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Of those I think A. Robbo or TAA could be rested and decide your bench for you.

  15. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Robbo (Tsim as sub) or Anderson?

  16. outernational
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any news on whether Vardy is likely to start versus Watford?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Went against him as I feel he rests Watford and starts Chelsea

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will come off the bench vs Watford though

        1. outernational
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If he was definitely starting against Watford it would be a no brainer. Thirty minutes and I'm not so sure.

  17. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Jota or Maddison

  18. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Cash Cancelo James
    Zaha Gordon Saka Son
    Ings Jesus

    Dub Nketiah Kulu Alonso

    Team and bench good to go?

  19. Tsssst
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone else saving their TC for the last GW?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Too risky. Use this week if not using any other chip.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Agree
        Random benching possible

    2. Flynniesta
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Could be fruitful if using on Son/Kane against Norwich
      I’ve already used my TC though

  20. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Zaha or Diaz/Jota

    Thanks

  21. Gazump
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Still can decide
    A ings
    B Vardy

    Both will cost -4

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  22. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Team ok? How to spend the 2.4 itb?

    Pickford
    Digne Cash Matip
    Son Salah Jota Zaha Gordon
    Richarlison Kane

    Steele Tsimi Amartey Richardson

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane, Richardson > Vardy, Ings?

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not convinced Vardy starts both matches otherwise would have gone for Vardy

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Me neither but Kane only has 1 match too, plus you're getting Ings who you could play ahead of Gordon for example.

  23. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Richarlison worth a hit?
    Palace beat Everton 4-0 last time

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Everton are better at home

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not for me

  24. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Feels wrong benching Nketiah right now...

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Will be a tight 0-1 win with Xhaka or someone random scoring imo

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hope so

  25. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed G2G? FH in play

    Pickford
    Cancelo | Cash | Myolenko
    KDB | Jota | Son | Maddison | Zaha
    Richarlison (C) | Vardy

  26. Visionaries
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Did Klopp say anything about Salah?
    Shall I take him out for ANOTHER -4?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think he will miss SOU game 🙁

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He just said VVD felt something behind his knee in the first half and that it was precautionary to take him off, and that Salah was worse.

  27. Bobby_Baggio
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How's FH looking people? No too worried by my Liv player on bench but no City is a slight concern. Would cancelo be enough? KDB in is tough. Thoughts?

    Pickford
    Cash - Mykolenko - Digne
    Coutinho - Son - Maddison - Zaha
    Vardy - Richarlison - Kane

    (Foster) - Diaz - Tsimikas - Amartey

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Perfect for this GW like it so much its between u have KDB Or Have both
      Coutinho & Maddison

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers. Hearts telling me to take gamble think city will win 1-0 only

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pretty good if you are chasing. Do not go Cancelo then.

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers chasing in money league but top in others. Happy to take the gamble

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 17 days ago

          KDB had recorded 4 double digit hauls in 1-0 or 2-0 wins already this season.... just saying

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            True who would you sacrifice in that team?

    3. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Diaz on the bench is weird. Surely he could get you to KDB?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tried he can't. Even removing maddison or coit I still cant. Diaz who would you bench in his place?

  28. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Last minute advice:

    Digne and Richarlison are not good picks if you have a fragile heart. Or if you have mental health issues

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like to think I have a soft heart, so dropped Digne 😉

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        good for you 🙂

  29. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    West Ham 2-1 City

    You heard it here first

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      and last 😉

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Quadruple is on!!!!

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Noble PK to complete the fairy tale

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          did Mo+laporte->Zaha+Mykolenko -4

          considering Ings or KdB for another -4

    4. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I genuinely think Bowen will score but do I get him in or not, this is the question.

  30. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Got 1.3m to improve this FH team, any suggestions welcome!

    Pickford
    Myko - Digne - Cash
    Son - Maddison - Zaha - KDB
    Kane - Ings - Richarlison

    Steele - Andersen - Justin - Eriksen

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maddison to Jota?

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This