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

The best budget goalkeepers and defenders for a FPL Double Gameweek 36 Bench Boost 3

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. Zaruto
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Leading my league,50 in my country!

    Big decision to buy and cap:
    Kane or Son?

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

      Son

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sonny for me. Red hot at present

    3. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Son

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

      Thks

  2. Yes Ndidi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Morning all.
    Good to go with this FH team please? 1.9ITB

    Pickford
    Cash Digne Mykolenko
    Son KdB Zaha Kulu
    Vardy Kane Rich

    Foster Coady KdH Tsimi

    Or is there a bit of tweaking to be done (Kulu > DIas maybe)?

    Many thanks

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

      Kulu to Diaz yes

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Kulu to Diaz or Maddy maybe

  3. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Pickford
    TAA, Digne, Mykolenko
    KDB, Son, Jota, Zaha
    Kane, Richarlison. Ings

    Any changes on this FH team?

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If TAA gets rested then who comes in?

      1. The Polymath
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Tsimkas?

  4. NumberSix
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If kasper/villa defence double up is so popular surprised that no one is going for a Pickford/Castagne. I’d have thought he was pretty nailed on and not a bad differential?

      1. gart888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        5.3 is just pretty expensive for a guy with so few attacking returns this season

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Any suggestions on my FH team? 5m in the bank and dont know where to use them. (Richarlison to Kane?)

      Schmeichel
      Digne Cash Mykolenko
      Diaz KdB Son Zaha
      Richarlison Vardy Ings

      Bench: Gordon, Tsimikas, Amarty, Foster

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'd probably get Kane in for Vardy

    • Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vardy or KDB on a FH

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

        KDB

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Too many SGWs on this FH?

      Pickford
      TAA Cash Sessegnon
      KDB Son Jota Zaha
      Kane Richarlison Ings
      3.9 KDH Amartey Tsimikas

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH? I'm a little tempted to go for Vardy though.

      Pickford
      Cash--Digne--Mykolenko
      KDB--Son--Jota--Maddison--Zaha
      Kane--Ings
      (Schmeichel, Matip, Tsimikas, Greenwood)

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

        I went Vardy over Jota and cout over Maddy. the rest the same.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Check Vardy's record v Watford

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What for?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You don't!

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Have you had a drink tonight by any chance?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              No mate lol, why?

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

            I don’t what? Honestly, I don’t need to check his record. I know Vardy can destroy Watford (whether his record says he has 0 in 20 or 100 in 5) - the question is whether he starts

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              He will mate, he will want to play and has recovered from injury now, he is good to go

            2. OptimusBlack
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I think he should start this easy match and may not play full 90 v.s Chelsea would play last 20 minutes or 30

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

        11 games - 7 goals/3 helpers

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I will have some of that

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Maddison’s are on par and 3m less

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Having both

              1. Hits from the Bong
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Shouldn't you be in bed?

    • Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why does no one include Mahrez in their FH? He seems very likely to start, and pretty much always hauls when he does

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Go for it if you want to mate

      2. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Agree, I wanted him, but Pep

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I thought he was nailed to start at least one game last GW too! KDB feels enough as it isn't an easy fixture and funds are no longer an issue with no Salah in teams

      4. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        good option

    • Pomp and Circumstance
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      better to have Vardy or Jota/Diaz?

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I am on Vardy atm. Not really feeling good without Pool cover

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Crazy to go without kdb on fh and if so who is the best city attack under 10? worth gambling on mahrez? thanks

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

        Why o earth would you go without KdB?!? He is easily affordable now since Salah is out.

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He will play in a less advanced role most likely. Plus tricky fixture. Dunno, think it's fine to twist.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Why would he play in a less advanced position?

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

          A lot of people are assuming KDB will play in as advanced a position as he did against Wolves I think which is not the case. Still think he’s a decent option tboufb

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            *though

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

        No Mahrez - Sterling maybe - Go KDB

      3. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        People seem to have created this narrative that City are going to struggle against wham. I think they’ll smash them.

    • Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Any others on FH considering captaining Son? Currently on Ings but not crazy about it.

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

        Not on FH, but he is my current C

    • Moose™
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Diaz or Maddison? Already have Vardy

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Maddison, just attack the doubles I say

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

          Show me ur FH Dude 😉

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Diaz

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have Maddison, but grass is greener on the other side...

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

      Still working on Free Hit.
      Benching problem

      Schmeichel²/Foster
      Cancelo/Tsimkas/Matip/Cash²/Mokolenko²
      Maddison²/KDB/Son/Zaha/Gordon²
      Kane/Ings²/Richarlison²

      BENCH - Foster-XXXXXXX-Gordon²-Tsimkas
      Matip?

      1. Norco
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Bench Matip

    • Norco
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      FH GTG? Or should I look at Vardy instead of Kane?

      Pickford (Steele)
      Cancelo Cash Digne (Tsimikas 3.9)
      KDB Son Jota Zaha (Brownhill)
      Kane Richarlison Ings

    • Mungo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Tsimikas is to start against Southampton? How likely do we think?

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        High likely, if man city win tomorrow then I think he is certain starter

    • NorCal Villan
        1 month, 22 days ago

        To start:

        (A) Nketiah
        (B) Mateta (DGW)

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Mateta.

          1. NorCal Villan
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thanks!

              Good username you have

        2. Clintymints
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Zaha, Ings or Rich cap?

          Can't decide. Generally like mids more than forwards but not happy about any of them!

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Ings Zaha rich in that order for me

          2. TBL
              1 month, 22 days ago

              yeah no stand out option, went for Rich

          3. Eight Season Wonder
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            what time do the prices change?

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              1 hr 10 mins

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

              70 minutes

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

              4,200 seconds

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

            Evening all. Which option is better?

            A) Cash, Castagne, Maddison, Ings

            B) Mings, Digne, Barnes, Vardy

            1. TBL
                1 month, 22 days ago

                A

            2. Moose™
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              To complete:

              Cash Myko Tsimi … …

              8.6 ITB left. 2 def more

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

                Holgate, Sessegnon or Clyne

              2. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Amartey Andersen

            3. TBL
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Bench:
                A. Amartey (Wat / Che)
                B. Sessegnon (Bur)

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A

              • Taegugk Warrior
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Salah+Mount to KDB+Zaha for -4…?

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Yes

                2. TBL
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Mount plays Watford next GW, anyone else out for Zaha?

                3. Tsparkes10
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Why so much Zaha love?
                  A) Zaha, Diaz (343)
                  B) KDB, Sessegnon (433)

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    If you're questioning it, why do you have him as an option

                    1. Tsparkes10
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Must be a reason 😉

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

                    Probably B for you if you don’t like Zaha

                  3. outernational
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    A for me provided you think Diaz will start against Southampton.

                4. Werner Bros
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  I have 0.4 left over with this team for FH, anywhere you would use that for improvements?

                  Pickford (Steele)
                  Cash Digne Mykolenko (Veltman (Valery)
                  KDB Son Maddi Zaha (Brownhill)
                  Kane Richi Ings
                  0.4ITB

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Upgrade the bench

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

                  Salah to?

                  1. Zaha
                  2. Luis Diaz
                  3. Maddison
                  4. Trossard
                  5. Jota

                  1. The Parrot
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      1 if not on a FH

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

                        Cheers. If on FH, who would you recommend?

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

                          Sorry, not FH, but I am Free Hitting GW38 so it will only be for one fixture.

                    • FFSbet.com
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      1

                  2. The Parrot
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Final 2 spots on a FH

                      Play 2

                      1) Maddison
                      2) Dias
                      3) Jota
                      4) Gordon

                      A) Kane
                      B) Vardy
                      C) Another one of the above

                      1. FFSbet.com
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        1
                        A

                      2. TBL
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          1a

                        • outernational
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          1A
                          (or 3B if we get confirmation of a Vardy start against Watford)

                      3. cutch
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Trying to cover both Leicester and Aston Villa attack:

                        A) Coutinho, Vardy
                        B) Maddison, Ings

                      4. FFSbet.com
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Salah + Havertz + Mahrez + Jesus > Son + KDB + Zaha + Ings (-12)

                        Y/N

                        1. TBL
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Y