Ahead of Saturday’s deadline, we have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 37.
As ever, we are limited by certain restrictions in our selection:
- An £83.0m budget for our starting XI
- An overall squad limit of £100.0m
- No more than three players per team
David de Gea (£5.1m) was a late addition to the Scout Picks, with illness concerns leading to the withdrawal of a second Manchester United midfielder – more of which below.
The Spaniard has 11 clean sheets in his last 14 home matches heading into next Thursday’s clash with Chelsea, while Saturday’s opponents Bournemouth have looked decidedly off the boil since securing Premier League safety (even their manager talked about “dropping levels”) and have manufactured a league-low one big chance in their two games after assuring survival.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) is finally serving up the returns that saw him become virtually essential in recent seasons. The Liverpool man has produced either a goal, assist or clean sheet – sometimes more – in eight successive fixtures, working out at 6.9 points per match.
Having looked much more secure in Jurgen Klopp’s 3-2-2-3 formation, an ‘inverting’ Alexander-Arnold will ask questions of an Aston Villa side that have been toothless on the road of late, scoring just one goal in their last three road trips.
After a four-match spell at centre-half, Luke Shaw (£5.2m) returned to left-back duties in Gameweek 36, claiming eight points, ahead of Manchester United’s encounters with Bournemouth and Chelsea in Double Gameweek 37. As identified in our opposition weaknesses report, no side has conceded more crosses from their right flank than the Cherries in their last six matches and across the season, which bodes well for Shaw.
Double Gameweek 36 hero Pervis Estupinan (£4.9m) keeps his place in the Scout Picks. While rotation is justifiably a concern at Brighton and Hove Albion, given the tight Thursday-Sunday-Wednesday turnaround, the attack-minded full-back doesn’t really have a fit positional rival. His goal threat is on the up, too: Estupinan has only failed to have a shot in two of his last 17 appearances.
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Each week, a member of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks.
The community member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.
Boleyn Boy’s 81-54 victory in Gameweek 6 gave them the biggest win (27 points difference) of 2022/23 so far.
Our champion this week is Jarvish, whose selection is as follows: Steele; Alexander-Arnold, Shaw, Dunk; Fernandes, Mahrez (c), Antony, Mac Allister; Haaland, Kane, Alvarez
The Scout Picks are 19-16 up on the community this season.
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