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

    Which 2 to bench...?

    Weghorst
    Saka
    Reece james
    Cancelo

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

      A & B

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

      Play Weghorst. Playing 2 games

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

        And goals??

    3. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Weg and Saka

    4. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A and D

  2. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I have 1m left over with this team for FH, anywhere you would use that for improvements?

    Pickford (Steele)
    Cash Digne Clyne (Veltman) (Valery)
    KDB Son Maddi Zaha (Brownhill)
    Kane Richi Ings

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

      Clyne out for me to Mykolenko or a single GW Cancello?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I don't see Clyne in many FH which surprises me, I fancy him with the double as a good pick and the double double of Villa and Everton might be very eggs in one basket. Interested to hear your thoughts on this?

  3. Zaruto
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wich one or none?
    a)Kulu to Zaha (-4)
    b) Mount to Madison (-4)

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both goods mood depends on rest of team for me, if you have other Spurs then A if not then B

    2. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A for me

    3. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B - you'll want Kulu for GW 38

  4. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Can't split Vardy and Ings.

    Think Watkins absence gives Vardy the edge.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I’m the same mate! It’s 3 from Kane, Vardy, Ings and Rich, Rich is my captain so he’s staying so then it’s 2 from 3, currently on Kane and Vardy and going for Coutinho in midfield

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Same, with Dias over Coutinho.

        I'm chasing too, so Vardy is a bit more aggressive.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good idea!! I can have Diaz and Cash or Mings and Jota if I don’t go to Coutinho

  5. adstomko
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Think there's too much hype around Richarlison. Vardy a better pick, no?

  6. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Definite decision fatigue and now that the Top 50k is the New Top 10k (but a monster GW could get me there) at 21k and looking at H2H stats and seeing as I’ve had half a bottle of wine and my edible is kicking in, sod it, here’s my FH:

    Pick
    Cash-Digne-Myko
    KDB-Son-STERLING-Zaha-Madds
    Kane-Rich

    GL everyone

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

      Nice. Ings over Madds?

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yup - that was the choice. I would have had to lose Cash to do it.

        Coin flip I think. You?

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

          You must have lowish value then, can't you get a cheaper sub? I'd probably go Holgate over Mykolenko in that case but maybe I'm putting too much faith in Ings, he could break at any time

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

    Repost

    Play one, please:
    A) Mateta (have Zaha)
    B) Sessegnon( have Son)

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

    do u reckon holgate starts both games for everton? thank you 🙂

    1. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      75% chance I'd say

  9. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    is Kulu or Mount --> Diaz or Jota for -4 a good move?

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Havertz -> Zaha (-4) and bench Nketiah or just start Nketiah??

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

      Zaha

  11. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Vardy isn't going to start 2 games in that time frame imo.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I agree

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

      Why?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He's only just back from injury and is like 34

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

          And! He is obviously fit again to play and there is only 3 games left

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            3 dead rubbers for Leicster

            1. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              No need to risk him. He'll start one

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

                Risk him lol, it is the end of the season

  12. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    KANE or VARDY?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Call of the season. U SURE MATE?

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

      kane

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

      Vardy

    4. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Easy Kane

    5. Zaruto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Easy Kane

  13. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any word on Watkins? Did he train today?

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

      Yes he trained

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

        Keeping then.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Are you sure?

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

            Pics taken before Liverpool game apparently

            https://twitter.com/SoccerSaber/status/1525394998765789185

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

            Read it

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

              I did. It just said this week, but did you read that it was actually before the Liverpool game?

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

                No not what it says

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

        Really, source?

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which one would you go for here?

    A. GW37 Ings (c) and 38 transfer Kane in
    B. GW37 Zaha (c) and Kane in this GW

  15. jay01
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pickford (schmeichel)
    James, Cash, Mykolenko (Sessegnon, Tsmikas)
    KDB, Son, Coutinho, Zaha (brownhill)
    Kane, Richarlison, Ings (C)

    G2G?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes

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

      Gtg

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

      G2G yep

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

    a robertson barnes ings
    b holgate maddison vardy

    thanks

    1. jay01
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Robbo maddison ings possible?

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

        no unfortunately. which one do u prefer? cheers 🙂

        1. jay01
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B.. i think Robertson picked up a knock today so i doubt hes risked

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Cramp

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

      B

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

      cheers both

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

      holgate should start both right?

  17. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Last space on my Free hit who to choose?

    A) TAA
    B) Jota
    C) Maddison
    D) Coutinho (changes Digne to Matip as I have Cash +Ings)
    E) Diaz

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

      Probably Jota, having played less minutes than Diaz today

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

        Prefer him over dgws such as maddy n cout?

  18. phoenixfromtheflames
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Current Team (free transfer already used to swap Salah-->Son):-

    Schmeichel*
    TAA/Matip/Cancelo/Laporte/James
    KDB/Son/Kulu/Gordon*
    Watkins*

    Foster/Mount/Nketiah/Pukki

    I have a FH left but I can't decide whether to use it this week or hold off until GW38 and maximise meaningful last day fixtures/explosive attackers.

    If I use the FH this week I'm taking out single gw players from City and Liv for double weekers Villa and Everton. Either way I'll need to take a hit to cover Kane this week or next to defend a 9 point mini league lead.

    My FH team could be:-

    Pickford*
    Digne*/Cash*/Mykolenko*
    Son/KDB/Jota(or Diaz)/Kulu(or Zaha)
    Kane*/Ings*/Richarlison*

    Tough choice!

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

      Use it

  19. Devos
      1 month, 21 days ago

      a) Matip & Jota
      b) Robertson & Barnes

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

        b

    • asr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      FH37 V11

      Pickford
      Cash Digne Mykolenko
      KDB Son Diaz Jota
      Kane Vardy Richarlison

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No Maddison/Zaha?

    • Riggs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Schmeichel (Foster)
      Cancelo James Laporte (Robbo) (TAA)
      Salah Foden Coutinho Saka Gordon
      Nketiah Watkins Richarlison
      1 FT: 1.8 ITB
      Laporte is reported in traning.

      Do I need some transfers other than Salah OUT - Son / KDB IN?

      1. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'd be tempted to get digne or cash in

    • OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maybe this the question of the week
      Who are the Best 3 Strikers to have this DGW ?
      Kane Vardy Ings Richarlison
      I want to get
      Kane Vardy Ings

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I’m going Kane Vardy Richy atm.

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

        Kane Ings Rich - I’ll know if Vardy’s starting the Watford game before deadline though and if he is it’ll be Vardy Ings Rich

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

          Cheers

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

      Schmeichel
      TAA Cancelo Alonso
      Salah Son Mount Saka Kulu
      Richarlison Nketiah

      Foster Matip Laporte Pukki

      Which to lock in?

      1. Salah + Kulu > KDB + Zaha -4

      2. Salah + Pukki + Laporte > Zaha + Kane + Cash -8 (benching Kulu + Saka)

      3. Salah > KDB for free

      1. Rhys85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'd do 1 I think.

    • Rhys85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think I'm finally settled. FH G2G?

      Pickford
      Robbo / Cash / Mykolenko
      Son / Zaha / KdB / Maddison
      Ings / Richarlison (c) / Kane
      (Dubravka / Andersen / Tsimikas / Brownhill)

      Cheers

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Robbo not a doubt?

        1. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I've got a decent bench I think, if he's a no show.

        2. gart888
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Sure, but if you have Tsimikas on the bench, it's a safe move.

    • Moose™
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane Vardy Richy is the way to go?

      1. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I'm going ings over kane

      2. Rhys85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good if you can afford it. I'm going Ings over Vardy but also have Maddison.

    • the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who would you pick?

      A. Jota.

      B. Diaz

      Cheers

      1. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        B

    • MartialMatas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How's this free hit?

      Pickford
      Digne Anderson Mykolenko
      Son Zaha Diaz Coutinho
      Vardy Richarlison Ings(c)

      Pope Maddison Robertson Mitchell

      1. gart888
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Seems like you have wayyyy too many funds on the bench.

        1. MartialMatas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Going for points in my xi not £

          1. gart888
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            You think Diaz will outscore KDB this week?

            1. MartialMatas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yes

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

        Don’t really understand it but GL

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

      Salah replacement!

      Bring KDB in alongside Foden (v whu) or Jota (v SOU) for liv coverage?

    • gart888
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH?

      Pickford
      Cancelo Robertson Digne
      Son Zaha Coutinho KDB
      Vardy Ings Richarlison

      3.9 Tsimikas Andersen Dewsbury-Hall

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

        Prefer Myko over cancelo

        1. gart888
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah agreed. But what to do with those funds?

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

      Not on free hit... do I go Salah for son?

      And do I spend -4 on a DGW player? Originally was gonna do odegaard to Zaha or laporte to digne.