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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. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    On FH..

    A) Ings + Jota/Maddison + Digne

    B) Vardy + Coutinho + 4.5m DEF

    1. luke the lokonga enthusiast
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  2. darkmatt3r
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Diaz or Jotta?

    1. luke the lokonga enthusiast
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      jota

  3. CERVELO
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    High decision as 20 behind in my money league - help.

    Dennis - Havertz - Salah to;

    A) KDB, Richarlison, Zaha

    B) Mahrez, Zaha, Vardy

    1. luke the lokonga enthusiast
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A easily

  4. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Maddison or Diaz?

    1. Couch Potato
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maddi for me

    2. luke the lokonga enthusiast
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Madeline

  5. Couch Potato
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A Kulu (ill?) > Cout
    or
    B Watkins (inj?) > Ings

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  6. luke the lokonga enthusiast
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    bottomed

    pick one please (no suggestions please just pick) thank you!

    saka to

    a) barnes
    b) buendia

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  7. FPL Insanity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    HELP!!! Maddison 1st bench or in for De Bruyne???

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

      What’s your team ..

      1. FPL Insanity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 17 days ago

        3 def plus Son De Bruyne Zaha Coutinho FWD - Kane Rich Ings

  8. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Coutinho or Maddison please

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cou

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mad

    3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cou

  9. Cammick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kane Maddison or vardy jota on FH
    (Have Son)

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      km

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Km

    2. Chief Break-Everything
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Km

  10. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    On Madi

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

    For me it comes down to this:
    A De Bruyne and Ings or
    B Kane and Zaha?
    I've been back and forth.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A for me. Crystal Palace got two away games and wil likely not play the likes of Gallagher etc

  12. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Fodder to Mykolenko/Cash -4 (bench TAA and Robertson)?

    If both TAA and Robertson are benched I will only be able to field 11

  13. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Actually

    a) Cash + Maddison
    Or
    b)Mykolenko + couthino

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Kane essential want a punt on Vardy have Son?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No one is essential
      Some would say Vardy will only start one

  15. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Cash or Mykolenko?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Myko

  16. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Guys, I can win my mini league on this GW as I’m playing the second.

    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* / Kukusevski
    Kane / Richarlison* (c) / Watkins*

    Current rival team:

    Schmeichel
    TAA / Cancelo / Cancelo / Rudiger
    KDB / Mount / Havertz / Kulusevski / Saka
    Pukki

    Nketiah / Weghorst / Bednarek

    Thank you so much

  17. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    FH as it stands for now....

    Pickford (Steele)
    Cash Digne Myko (Clyne Tsimi)
    KDB Son Zaha Mads (Barnes)
    Kane Richa Ings

    Mostly I rather have a MF instead of a FW…..downgrade Ings and do Barnes to Coutinho (3-5-2)?

    Thanks for the feedback lads!

  18. Najj
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Vardy or Kane? already have son & Maddy

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane

  19. Couch Potato
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A Son TC v BUR GW37
    or
    B Son TC v nor GW38

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  20. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Vardy -4 or play Roberts

    1. Couch Potato
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy if chasing

  21. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Jota or Maddison?

    1. Big Al Stankovic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maddo

  22. CERVELO
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Worth a risk on Zaha captain over Richarlison?

  23. Big Al Stankovic
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Mateta —> Richarlison (-4)

    B) Ramsey —> Zaha (-4)

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

    Pope
    TAA Cash Cancelo James
    Zaha Gordon Saka Son
    Ings Jesus

    Dub Kulu Nketiah Alonso

    Please tell me if this team and bench order is good to go

  25. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A. Cout Richarilson
    B. Maddison ings

  26. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Pants down!

  27. PartyTime
      1 month, 17 days ago

      We feast!