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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. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Two questions:

    Is Van Dijk to Mykolenko worth a -4?
    Will Thiago Silva play next game?

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

      Yes and probably not

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes
      Hard to say

  2. Dannyb
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is Watkins out?

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pictured in training should get 100+ mins

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    For JUST This DGW
    If you have
    Son KDB Zaha xxx
    Kane Richa Ings
    Get Whom
    A- Maddison
    B- Coutinho
    C- Mahrez / Díaz / Jota

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A or Jota

  4. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Start two this gw--

    A Laporte
    B Davies
    C Rudiger
    D Saka

    1. Aubamewho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      BC

  5. TheTrickyTrees
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A). Barnes & Mykolenko
    B). Maddison & Holgate

    ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      how nailed is holgate??

      1. TheTrickyTrees
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Imo pretty nailed with only conceding 1 in the last 3 and Mina now injured....but I'm no Everton fan so could be wrong.

  6. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Trying to build TV, Salah to KDB?

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      KDB most likely to get a double rise before gw38

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks wizard!

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Template. Tick.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Woohoo!

  7. George James
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I have just done a -8

    Salah / Havertz / Kulu

    >>>>

    Son / Zaha / Jota

    Will it pay off?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hopefully! GL!

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cross them fingers

  8. Totti
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who do u rather guys?

    A) buendia
    B) coutinho
    C) maddison

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      tough

      c but a could be a nice differential

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        will he play that many minutes???

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      C

  9. Vjm6891
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    FH

    Martinez
    Cash Konate/Matip Mykolenko
    Son Barnes Maddison/Zaha KDB
    Ings Rich Kane

    Butland Sanchez Tsimkas Brownhill

    ITB: 0.9

    a) Konate or Matip
    b) Maddison or Zaha

    Any amendments?

  10. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    FH37

    Pickford
    Cash Digne Mykolenko
    KDB Son Zaha Maddison
    Kane Richarlison Ings

    Steele Brownhill Kelly Tsimikas

    Best option:

    1. Digne Maddison [no Liverpool, 8 doublers]
    2. TAA Coutinho [7 doublers]

    Thanks

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      tough one. I think 1 edges it.

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Aubamewho
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  11. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sorry RP

    Latest FH draft. Any changes?

    Pickford 3.9
    Cash Digne Clyne (Tsi Amartey)
    Son Jota Zaha KdB (Brownhill)
    Kane Richa Vardy

    1. Louis99
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Anything left in the bank? I'd be tempted by Vardy + Clyne > Ings + Cancelo if so...

      1. Louis99
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Or even James if Cancelo is unaffordable - just don't see palace keeping clean sheets

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I can afford Ings & Canelo (Had Cancelo since he was 6.5mil). Why not keen on Vardy?

          1. Louis99
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I'd just be worried about his minuted. Then again, he may only need the Watford game to haul...

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        nothing left unfortunately

    2. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jota obviously a risky pick, could pay off

      Other option would be downgrade Jota to allow you to get Mykolenko for Clyne

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        would you go no Pool?

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I currently am going no pool… I’m chasing top spot but also defending prize position in ML so it’s a tough one

    3. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who’s your captain?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I am tempted by Vardy.

  12. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1FT 0ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Digne
    Salah Saka Kulu Gordon
    Kane Nketiah

    Foster - Pukki Raph Laporte*

    Salah, Pukki, Raph > Son + Rich + Zaha (-8)? Arsenal boys on bench in case Kulu/Robbo/Trent miss out?

    1. Louis99
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ye that could easily work in your favour - can see son/rich/zaha heavily outscoring those being replaced

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ta, would be my 1st ever -8. Feels wrong taking it so late in the season but Salah out opens up some nice moves

  13. Louis99
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Need 2 out of TAA, Robbo, and Kulu to play to give me the full 11. Worth risking it or would you take a hit ?

  14. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone going Mings over Digne on FH?

    Digne rest likely vs Burnley?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      going mings

    2. Deer-in-headlights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Going Mings here. Not sure how likely it is, but there is talk of a possible rest.

  15. Eight Season Wonder
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Owned J.Ramsey for a good few weeks now with the doubles in mind... is he now back from injury?
    and if so, what chance does he have of starting?
    higher now with potential Watkins doubt...?

    Thanks,

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He plays every game when he's fit so watkins makes no difference.

      1. Eight Season Wonder
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        yeah but Ings came back into the side and Gerrard switched formations to accommodate both didn't he

  16. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bench KDH, Nketiah or Foden?

    1. Eight Season Wonder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      bench KDB lol. Do you hear yourself? haha

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He said KDH

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        KDH

      3. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Different player.

      4. Yoyoyoman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        KDH.

  17. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    reckon holgate starts both games for everton? cheers

  18. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) kane, Vardy, Richi
    B) Vardy, Richi, Ings

    1) Diaz
    2) Jota

    1. cigan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm going Diaz on form

  19. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Surprised at the lack of love for Vardy and Maddy. Both integral to Leicester and look back in form. Were rested in the Prem for both Roma games

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm very tempted by Vardy. Just concerned about minutes. See above.
      Guess I could also go maddison over Diaz or Jota, just feels wrong not having any Liverpool attack cover.

      1. cigan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'm on Diaz & Maddison in a 5-man midfield atm (with Son, Kdb & Zaha)

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vardy wont play full minutes. Maddy is a good pick though one fixture is tough and coutinho son kdb kulu jota Zaha are Taking spots. So may be no room for mad

  20. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Captain whom
    Richa
    Son
    Ings

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    On FH:
    A) KDB and Ings
    B) Coutinho and Vardy

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

    4. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  22. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    We doing Vardy over Kane on the FH??

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both I think

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Replacing zings?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yea I think Vardy and Zings might not play both or full 180 mins but Vardy edges it over Zings as way higher ceiling.

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      probably

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

  23. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Trying to choose between Richarlison and Vardy this week?... feel like theres nothing in it.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rich

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Gone both, but Vardy (c)

  24. cigan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Can't decide between Vardy and Maddison on FH

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vardy if you can afford him.

  25. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A. Kane Holgate
    B. Vardy Cash

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  26. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Well I've rolled the dice , got 50pts to make up

    Pickford
    TAA Cancelo Royal
    Son Coutinho Maddison Zaha
    Vardy(c) Richarlison(vc) Watkins

    Foster Mount Lamptey Johnson

  27. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which keeper on a FH?

    A) Schmeichel
    B) Pickford (own Mykolenko)

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pickford

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Many thanks!

  28. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    GTG on a FH?

    Schmeichel
    Cash / Matip/ Myko
    Jota / Son(c) / Zaha / KDB
    Kane / Ings Rich

    1. cigan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like it a lot. Pickford over Schmeichel maybe? Not a lot in it tbf

  29. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo Alonso
    KDB Son (C) Mount Saka Kulu
    Richarlison (V) Nketiah

    Any of these worth a hit?
    1. Saka > Zaha
    2. Cash/Digne (subbing Kulu/Alonso)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      1

  30. Yome
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Why Jota over Diaz? Diaz played less minutes today and has been the best player for Liverpool in recent matches.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I prefer Diaz

      1. Yome
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I am sticking with m him for sure, unlucky for not scoring today

    2. cigan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah was thinking the same. It's Diaz for me

      1. Yome
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A no brainer really. He could have scored a few today

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Diaz played 98 minutes today. Jota played 87.

      Regardless, Diaz is the form player so I'd probably prefer him.

      1. Yome
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Right, I forgot jots came on quite late, anyway only 11 min difference . Yes I am going with the inform player in this case