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Who to captain in GW37? What the experts say

The Scout 17 May 2021
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United

Fernandes? Salah? Kane? The Scout's panel reveal their FPL armband picks

The Scout's panel of experts give their verdicts on who managers should captain ahead of the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 37 deadline of 16:30 BST on Tuesday 18 May.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

With fans returning to the stands for Gameweek 37, I'm planning on backing one of the home teams with the captaincy.

Given Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for a UEFA Europa League spot, and with Harry Kane (£11.8m) chasing his third Golden Boot, I'll hand him the armband this week.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

It's a battle of the big-hitters this week where Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), Kane and Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) are all good options. At the moment I'm on Salah, particularly if Nick Pope (£5.5m) is injured because Burnley have been pretty porous of late.

However, Kane is really tempting me because of how weak Aston Villa looked at the back against Crystal Palace with Matty Cash (£5.0m) and Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) out.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Salah, Fernandes and Kane are all good options this week. Kane and Salah are leading the Golden Boot race and Fernandes will be playing in front of fans for the first time this season.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Buoyed by that stoppage-time winner from Alisson (£5.9m) against West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool have to go and attack Burnley at Turf Moor to keep their top-four dreams alive.

If Leeds United can score four at Turf Moor, I'm backing Liverpool and my captain Salah to do well this week.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

I might try a risky Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) pick with Kane as a solid vice, should Mahrez play no part.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

We're at the time of year when predicting line-ups is the biggest challenge. On the face of it, Fernandes would be my pick but Manchester United don't have much reason to play him ahead of the UEFA Europa League final.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have every reason to start Salah against Burnley, so he's my choice.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

I think I'll go with Salah. He has taken more shots inside the box than any player over the last six Gameweeks and Burnley looked far from solid at the back in Gameweek 36.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

It's hard to look past Salah based on Burnley’s poor home form. Fernandes and Kane are also good candidates. 

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

Both Salah and Kane will be motivated in the race for the Golden Boot and will be trying to score as many goals as possible. For me, Salah gets the armband due to the superior fixture.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW37 Captains: Golden Boot race inspiring Salah and Kane
Part 3: GW37 Kings to watch: Shaw creativity will trouble Fulham
Part 4: GW37 Differentials: Rodrigo to extend goal run
Part 5: Scout Selection: Antonio leads the line

Remember, the Gameweek 37 deadline is at 16:30 BST on Tuesday 18 May.

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