Looking back on
FPL Gameweek 37
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By Shane from the Drafthound Team 20th May 2021
5 min read

Introduction


Gameweek 37 in the FPL came to an end on Wednesday night. There were 10 games played in the round. We saw 28 goals in those 10 fixtures, giving an average of 2.8 goals per match. The highest FPL score for gameweek 37 was 120 points and the average team total was 43. Now, let’s take a closer look at all the action from gameweek 37 and see who were the FPL’s big hits and misses.


Liverpool continue fine run of form at Turf Moor


Liverpool won their fourth consecutive Premier League match on Wednesday night, beating Burnley 3-0 at Turf Moor. The win puts Jürgen Klopp’s side into the top four and means a victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday all but guarantees them Champions League football next season. Goalscorers for The Reds were Roberto Firmino, Nat Phillips, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


Andy Robertson was Liverpool’s best FPL player and the joint highest-scoring defender of gameweek 37 (alongside Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé with 15 points). Robertson provided two assists and also kept a clean sheet for his impressive points haul.


Next best for Liverpool was defender Nat Phillips. After a nervy start to the game, Phillips was a rock at the back for The Reds, winning countless aerial battles and clearing another effort off the line, just as he did at Old Trafford last week. As mentioned above, Phillips also got on the scoresheet this time, bringing his score for the round to 13 points. He costs just £4.1 million and is owned by 3.7% of teams at the moment.


The other Liverpool players of note were Firmino (8 points), Alisson (7), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhys Williams, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Sadio Mané, all on six points.


No Burnley player scored higher than 2 points in the round.


Another victory for Arsenal with Pépé stealing the show


Arsenal, like Liverpool, also won their fourth game in a row this week. Nicolas Pépé scored twice for The Gunners as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park. Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal’s other goal with Christian Benteke pulling one back for the hosts.


Pépé earned 15 FPL points for his performance, making him the joint top-scorer for the round with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson. He is currently priced at £7.6 million and selected by 1.3% of sides.


He was far and away the best Arsenal player to have in your FPL team this week. The only other Gunners players of note with a decent score were Martinelli (6 points), and Kieran Tierney (5).


Andros Townsend and Benteke were Palace’s best FPL players with 7 and 6 points respectively.


Leeds determined to enjoy strong finish to season


Leeds’ 2-0 victory at Southampton was the third straight win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts were the scorers for the visitors.


Bamford’s goal and assist earned him 12 FPL points for gameweek 37. The Leeds forward is a hugely popular selection, currently picked by 42.5% of teams. He costs £6.5 million and now has a season total of 188 points. Tuesday’s goal was Bamford’s 16th of the season in the Premier League.


Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was making only his second league performance of the season and his first since mid-January. His clean sheet got him 9 FPL points for the round.


The best of the rest for Leeds were Luke Ayling (7 points), Liam Cooper (6), Ezgjan Alioski (6), Tyler Roberts (6), Stuart Dallas (5), and Rodrigo (5).


Nathan Tella was the only Southampton player to score higher than 2 points for the round. Midfielder Tella managed 3 FPL points as he technically kept a clean sheet, going off in the 70th minute with the score at 0-0. Leeds then scored two late goals to win the game.


And the rest...


Newcastle’s Joe Willock scored in his sixth consecutive Premier League game and became the youngest player ever to achieve such a feat. The on-loan Arsenal midfielder grabbed the only goal of the game as The Magpies beat bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United. Willock’s FPL score was 11 points for this gameweek.


Phil Foden earned 10 FPL points with a goal for Manchester City in their 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Tuesday.






That’s all for our review of Gameweek 37. Gameweek 38 - the final round - takes place this Sunday. The deadline for transfers and changes is Sunday, May 23rd at 14:30 GMT.


Yours truly,

the Drafthound Team

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