Possibly the most un-Christmas-like Christmas Podcast we’ve ever recorded, thanks mainly to Granville being banned from editing in the entire MP3 of Dean Martin’s “Let it Snow” but also because neither of us had time to sort our pressies. To be fair, I’m surprised that Granville felt an ounce Christmas spirit after Santi’s showing at Reading opened up a 40-point “chasm” in our min-league. Do I have it all wrapped up already?

To his credit, my co-host takes it all on his bearded chin, joining me to discuss the Felliani fallout, its impact on the transfer trends in “all aboard”, a preview of the weekend fixtures and provided his assistance in the management of the ScoutCast team: an outfit which plundered no less than 80 points thanks to Santi’s haul and Reading’s bulging net.

Unitie the bow and rip this one open via this link, or stream the merriment via the player below…

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  1. Vorm "could return" oh how helpful these statements are!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. Morning

    SUAREZ IS MY CA-APTAIN, DOO-DAH, DOO-DAHHHHH

    That's my captaincy debate over.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. +1 was thinking that and ppls told me that im crazy. i also have tevez, nastasic, yaya, rvp, cazorla, michu, but Suarez it is ;)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. MINE TOO ALL DAY, MINE TOO ALL DAY

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. When he strikes it's gonna be with great vengeance.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Fixture yes. What about form?

      Hope you are right and he does well as I have him but its RVP captain for me.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. He's had the most shots (both total and on target I think) without scoring in the last 4 gameweeks, if there's an explosion imminent table for forwards I'm sure he'd be top of that. But we knew that anyway, it's Suarez!

        I think the main argument against him is that he's had a run of blanks. But the stats say that can't last, and his play against leaky Fulham isn't going to be influenced by his FPL history!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. That's fair enough mate. I don't have access to the stats as I'm not a member.

          Lets hope he does well then.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Yep, for those who can it's at http://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/public-stats-tables/view/266/

            Suffice to say, for goal attempts he is your man!

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Me too, thought of getting rid, but he´s due.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. DOO-DAH-DOO-DAH-DAAAYYYYYY

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. How long from now the draw starts?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Probably about 45 mins after all the waffle

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. 18 mins

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. Ac Milan 50/1 to win the champs league. How the mighty have fallen.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. i bet its about 100/1 for liverpool just to get into the champion league group stage

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Maybe I'm just getting old but the tin of roses don't taste as good as the good old days :(

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. You arent supposed to eat the tin :-)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. All good? Might captain Silva, not sure.

    Begovic
    Baines Rafael Santon
    Bale Puncheon Silva(vc) Michu
    RVP(c) Defoe Suarez

    Cerny Sterling Cuellar Baker

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Captain Silva

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Yer looks OK, think Stoke are going to limit Defoes and Bales scoring this week. Hopefully Silva is enough City coverage, Im going with just him.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. you captaining silva dago or going rvp? mi tempted with suarez. have a sneaky gut feeling about him this week. normally dont have any when it comes to him

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Boringly RVP.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Yeah it's a tough fixture for Spurs, could easily end up 0-0 but just hoping I get lucky for once to be honest.

        Silva was all I could do really, hope he does a Santi...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Silva I can see couple of assists. I am still in pain from Santis hat trick. You never know this seasons been a weird one, Spurs could destroy Stoke, at least its at there ground. Good luck.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Any links to watch the draw?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Thank you

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Bench one from Sterling, Snoddgrass and Berba

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Very likely that Sterling won't play so him.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. source? he was very likely to be rested last week as well...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Rodgers said that he was really tired and singled him and Allen out as players who REALLY needed a rest. Last week was just bib theory rumours. This week is much more real.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. in case we were 100 % he would start, would you still bench him? If sturridge joins Liverpool is seems pretty likely sterling could get a rest at that time instead

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. so how do you all rate the likelihood of these three to start: tevez, enrique, rafael? i think all three will start, but maybe i'm letting hope bias a prediction

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Enrique certainly will. Rafael should too. So then we have Carlito... i have him as Captain as present so i'm hoping he does but with Mancini around who knows!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. thats my issue too, really hoping that he does. think i'll roll the dice and give him the armband

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. Jose Enrique fit ??

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Hope so as I'm playing him.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. What about his child ?? Born?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Good Lord! No idea. They should be banned in season!

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. last week i read that he'd be ready by now but not heard anything since

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. Bego
    Cuellar Ridgewell Bassong
    Michu Silva(c) Puncheon Mata Cazorla
    RVP BA

    Subs: Nelsen, Cameron Di Santo

    1 FT and 3.3m.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. Podcast on a Wednesday? Is this some sort of early Christmas present? My 'what day is it?' Christmas confusion begins...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. Ive already used my free trnasfer so do you think its worth it to replace Defoe with Tevez and Nolan with a budget mid (who I wont play) for -8?

    Cheers

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Note to the podcasters: If you're going with the "TH" in Cazorla, you can't ignore the "R" and pronounce it semi-correctly - CathoHla. And it's not DZeko. It's Džeko. DJeko.

    If you're going fancy, go all the way and pronouce every letter the right way.

    I won't torture you to go with GorkŠs = GorkSHs, but ... just sayin'.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 23

  • Pantilimon
  • Jones
  • Koscielny
  • Bertrand
  • Cazorla
  • Hazard
  • Sterling
  • Walters
  • Giroud
  • Defoe
  • Pellè
  • Fonte
  • Puncheon
  • Rooney

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 3:45pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Forster SOT A
Up Begovic STO A, Vs
Up Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs, Inj
Up Hart MCI C, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 3:29pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Inj
Up Bertrand SOT B
Up Koscielny ARS A, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, Vs
Up Jones MUN B, Vs
No Change Wisdom WBA A
Up Wollscheid STO B, Vs, £
Down Janmaat NEW B
Down Baines EVE B
Down Zabaleta MCI B, Rest
Up Davies HUL C, Vs
Down Trippier BRN B, VsX
No Change Ward CPL C
No Change Hutton AVL B, VsX

Midfielders

Last updated: 30 Jan, 2015 11:18am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS B, Vs, Inj
Up Puncheon CPL A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Di María MUN C, Vs, Inj
Up Cazorla ARS A, Vs
Up Moses STO B, Vs
Down Sterling LIV B, VsX, OoP
Down Fábregas CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Chadli TOT B
Up Tadic SOT B, Vs
Down Downing WHM A, VsX
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Eriksen TOT B

Forwards

Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 6:53pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI C
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Kane TOT B, £
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs, OoP
Down Austin QPR B
Up Pellè SOT B, Vs
No Change Berahino WBA B
Up Defoe SUN B, Vs
Down Ings BRN A, VsX, £
Up Gayle CPL A, £
Up Drogba CHE C, Vs
Up Gomis SWA B

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Cattermole SUN 9
Diego Costa CHE 8
Barry EVE 8
Bardsley STO 8
Reid WHM 8
Hutton AVL 7
Fábregas CHE 7
Matic CHE 7
Gerrard LIV 7
Colback NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Pellè SOT 7
Taylor SWA 7

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder