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Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 37 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team, Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones, duel for FPL and league supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. With the 2020/21 Premier League season starting tomorrow, we provide our Gameweek Forecast predictions, speculating how we think the latest round of games will be played out. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2020/21: Gameweek 37 Fixtures

Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 37 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain.

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 37

Man United 3-0 Fulham

Southampton 2-1 Leeds

Brighton 0-2 Man City

Chelsea 2-1 Leicester

Everton 0-1 Wolves

Newcastle 2-1 Sheffield United

Spurs 2-0 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 2-1 Arsenal

Burnley 1-2 Liverpool

West Brom 0-1 West Ham


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 37


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek:

GK: Alisson (LIV, GK, £5.9mil, 6.8% ownership)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV, DEF, £7.7mil, 24.6% ownership)

MID: Ferran Torres (MCI, MID, £7.0mil, 2.0% ownership)

FWD: Edison Cavani (MUN, FWD, £8.0mil, 6.2% ownership)


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Liverpool (Watch): I am in disbelief over a last second winner by Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Alisson. This dramatic goal keeps Liverpool’s fate in their own hands, and we are seeing more of the never-say-die attitude the Reds had when they stormed the title last season. A trip to Burnley should be a tense encounter, but with the Reds on the current longest unbeaten run in the league, I believe they are going into the final day with everything on the line.


Chelsea (Watch): After defeat to Leicester in the FA Cup final, the Blues should be hell bent on correcting the wrongs of that loss in preparation for their upcoming Champions League final. Also, they are fighting for their place in the top four. Another loss to Leicester would mean that if Liverpool won both of their remaining games, the Blues would drop out of the top four on the final day. This is crunch time for Chelsea so I can see them turning up as they have no time to waste, and Leicester may suffer from a winning hangover.


Newcastle (Watch): In a world without common sense, Newcastle is now regularly scoring goals, nearly even beating City in GW36. Hosting bottom place Sheffield United should be a no-brainer. Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are obvious contenders for your late season FPL wildcard if you have left it late.


Leeds (Avoid): Just a gut call because Southampton are now scoring goals again and showing more of their defensive grit lately. Leeds will give them a good game, but Southampton will edge this game with Ings and Adams partnership back up to speed.


Gameweek 37 – FPL Differential Picks:

MUN/FUL: Edinson Cavani (MUN, FWD, £8.0mil, 6.2% ownership)

SOU/LEE: Che Adams (SOU, FWD, £5.7mil, 5.1% ownership)

BHA/MCI: Ferran Torres (MCI, MID, £7.0mil, 2.0% ownership)

CHE/LEI: Christian Pulisic (CHE, MID, £8.3mil, 2.7% ownership)

EVE/WOL: Adama Traoré (WOL, MID, £6.0mil, 5.4% ownership)

NEW/SHU: Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW, MID, £5.1mil, 3.1% ownership)

TOT/AVL: Hugo Lloris (TOT, GK, £5.6mil, 6.8% ownership)

CRY/ARS: Christian Benteke (CRY, FWD, £5.5mil, 1.5% ownership)

BUR/LIV: Sadio Mane (LIV, MID, £11.7mil, 5.9% ownership)

WBA/WHU: Lukasz Fabianski (WHU, GK, £5.0mil, 3.4% ownership)


Differential Captain: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)

Second week in a row and we are relying on the Belgian forward to keep up his goalscoring hot streak he is on. After Benteke’s goal against Aston Villa in Palace’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa, Benteke’s tally in his last six game is notching four goals. We are rolling with this purple patch, and better yet, they have a comfortable hone game against Arsenal coming up which means that Benteke is a strong differential pick for your FPL teams.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 37

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Alisson (LIV)


DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)

DEF: João Cancelo (MCI)


MID: Ferran Torres (MCI)

MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV)

MID: Mason Greenwood (MUN)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)


FOR: Danny Ings (SOU)

FOR: Harry Kane (TOT) - (C)

FOR: Christian Benteke (CRY) - (VC)


Substitutes


GK: Vincente Guaita (CRY)

MID: Joe Willock (NEW)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)

DEF: Sergio Reguilón (TOT)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 37

Man United 2-0 Fulham

Southampton 2-2 Leeds

Brighton 0-4 Man City

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Everton 0-0 Wolves

Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United

Spurs 2-1 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

West Brom 1-3 West Ham


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 37


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek:

Living week to week, the penultimate Gameweek of the season is actually straight forward in regards to transfers. You have a lot of the usual suspects (Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Spurs) who all have sizeably favourable fixtures.


If you can stomach Pep Guardiola’s roulette wheel and have a bench to compensate for the inevitable hurt I think the likes of Mahrez, Torres, Foden, KDB and Dias are first ballot picks.


Liverpool, Man United and Spurs then should already occupy a few spots in your teams, with Salah, Kane, Bruno, Shaw et al already established.


The real transfer dilemmas for many surround Diogo Jota’s (£7.0m) injury, with mid-range midfielders coming into some form of spotlight. Mason Greenwon (£7.3m), Ferran Torres (£7.0m) and Lingard (£6.6m) are all equivalent in price, though I am more in favour of throwing caution to the wind and gambling on Jack Harrison (£5.5m), Raphinha (£5.5m), Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.2m), Joe Willock (£4.8m) or Eberechi Eze (£5.9m) to enable some funds elsewhere in case you need a Bruno or TAA in your side at late notice.


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Man City (Watch): Some of Pep’s ‘starting’ players (whatever that means in 2021) have barely kicked a ball. If the likes of Ederson, Stones, Dias, KDB, Mahrez and Foden aren’t playing against Brighton tonight there will be a lot of shock given the time between now and the Champions League final. It should be a cakewalk against Brighton if so.


Liverpool (Watch): Nick Pope’s absence for Burnley has been devastating as Peacock-Farrell’s been unable to fill Pope’s big gloves. Leeds ran riot and with safety ensured and a small squad, Burnley are ending back-to-back campaigns with a bit of a whimper. Also combine Liverpool’s push for a Champions League spot and you have a recipe for Mo Salah and the Golden Boot.


Crystal Palace & Arsenal (Avoid): Palace saved my bacon with a Tyrick Mitchell masterclass against Aston Villa, with a goal and assist a timely remedy for Man City’s continued rotation policy. That said, I’m not sure this fixture offers a lot for either team and I’d be walking on thin ice putting my eggs in this particular basket. Unpredictability is the worst in fantasy football.


Chelsea & Leicester (Cautious): After the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester, whenever teams happen to meet straight after the opposite happens. Chelsea lost and I’m expecting a reaction in front of the crowd at The Bridge, though Leicester’s defensive organisation was a nightmare for Tuchel’s outfit to breakdown. A safe draw might please both sides as Liverpool begin to breathe heavily down their necks.


Everton & Wolves (Mixed): Do either side offer a lot going forward at the moment? Absolutely not. Do both teams like to keep it tight for as long as possible? Of course. Can I see there being a goal in this game? I really can’t. I hope I’m wrong as a DCL owner, but both Manager’s operate in fine margins so I can only see a tightly congested game with few chances.


Newcastle (It’s the hope that kills): Virtually every single time I have put my beloved Newcastle to win a football match, we lose. When I rake on the team’s often lack of ability, they score 4 against the future FA Cup winners. I’ve gone for a narrow home win over Sheffield United after the Blades showed signs of life away at Goodison Park, which all but means everyone banking on Saint-Maximin in FPL this week will be cursing their fortunes – also with Steve Bruce holding the Manager of the Month accolade we are likely cursed as a result.


Man United (Watch): The obvious must-haves this week ahead of a home game against a Fulham team that have gone off the rails and crashed into an empty field in the middle of nowhere. I do not own Bruno Fernandes and my main thought process, a week after playing my second wildcard of course, is whether I need to prioritise my moves to get the points magnet back in my team or if I have enough to get by this potential heart attack.


Gameweek 37 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

Alternative: Harry Kane (TOT)

Differential: Che Adams (SOU)


The second to last week isn’t the time to be risky with captaincy picks if you’re fighting for your mini-league status, so it will be between Fernandes, Salah and Kane – just pick your poison as they’re all very tempting and reliable options.


Other Gameweek Comments:

Alisson’s goal for Liverpool was a joy to watch sitting outside in drenched outdoor pub garden after our game with Hype Train FC on the Sunday. It’s the first time in a long time something has gotten me off my feet in the Premier League. Large parts of the season have been so sterile and lifeless, which made such raw emotion after the goal so brilliant to watch. Crowds in the FA Cup final helped massively – football’s missing ingredients have been supporters which makes Gameweek 37 and 38 intriguing as they might help change the formula of home teams struggling.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 37

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Jordan Pickford (EVE)


DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)


MID: Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW)

MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV) – (C)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

MID: Ferran Torres (MCI)


FOR: Harry Kane (TOT) – (VC)

FOR: Michail Antonio (WHU)

FOR: Patrick Bamford (LEE)


Substitutes


GK: Martin Dubravka (NEW)

MID: Jack Harrison (LEE)

DEF: Vladimir Coufal (WHU)

DEF: Tyrick Mitchell (CRY)

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