We’re down to the last four now in the Fantasy Football Scout Paddy Power Cup VII now. The next round will take place over Gameweek 22 and will see David Bevan’s “ange1range1” take on Sir Alex Jnr’s “Milehigh” – the former is the clear underdog going into this one; although he’s nestled inside the top 7,000, David’s opponent has moved ominously into 34th place overall after yesterday’s seven fixtures.

Site regular “WildRover” is the early favourite heading into the second semi-final. He has moved up to 439th in the overall rankings ahead of tonight’s three remaining Gameweek 21 fixtures, while his opponent, Mr KK, is just inside the 30,000 mark. With winter wildcards available, however, the form book could easily be turned on its head as our quartet plot for silverware…

1 ange1range1 Vs MileHigh
2 Wild rover Vs Mr.KK

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  1. is pienarr going to be a better option that fellani if fellani is deeper??

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. PSG are some team now with Moura. Hopefully they can gel the players together and make some good chemistry.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. i actually feel bad for the french players they had before the big money came in !
      there is some talk about hoatau coming to sunderland

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. *guillaume hoarau*

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. French Media said that Hoarau has left Doha, where PSG players are training. He could be going to China though.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. he could be could to a mid table team in the PL, but if he goes to china, its for the money !

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Watching em play now? Looking good.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Amongst all the Ba/Torres chat one thing sticks out to me...RVP + Saurez are now essential. Scorers, generally starters, the hub of each team, what more do you want!

    Paired with either a mid-price in a 3-4-3, or budget for the bench in a 3-5-2. As a RVP/Saurez +Tevez owner, I'm thinking of getting the Afro fella back and going 3-5-2. My 6.0m left over will allow Ruiz nicely for the bench, or maybe Jones at 5.0m and invest a bit at the back?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Yep. Even before the Ba transfer talks, this was true.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Suarez and Studge could be interesting. I'd see Brendan asking Luis to drop in behind Studge, which could be good for creativity but could hit goal output. Studge would then a be a 'Pool Defoe. For the price, I'll be giving Studge serious WC consideration over Luis.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. How nailed on is Hazard???

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. With the fat waitor in charge no player is nailed on even his love child fernando

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. Ba to Chelsea and Bale to Madrid gives me perfect front 8 for the rest of the season::



    what do you think about this guys???

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Bale is far from confirmed afaik.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Get a cheaper bench fodder than Ruiz as he'll almost certainly be benched every week. Pog would be my choice. Use the cash to upgrade defence.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. Could Chelsea not splashing major cash on a striker like Falcao actually have something to do with FFP or is Roman just tired of leaking cash?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. This summer:

      Torres out, Falcao in.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Roman has been adamant about Chelsea washing it's financial face in the long-term, so part of the ongoing strategy. But I would imagine that FFP has pushed the expediency button for them.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. The bloody trigger happy Stoke owners may have forced me into wildcarding: http://i.imgur.com/0Y4fF.png

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. I think I might need some Stoke cover.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. busy transfer window..

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. you'll be transferring out Stoke players forever

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. hmm, missing messi in your team.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. love the soutify button, i guess that adds moses,maloney, rvp, michu along with the two most talked about bandwagons for the given week to ur team automatically

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Yep, it keeps putting Matty Taylor in there for some reason.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. he was average a couple of years back so it makes perfect sense

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
    5. tony pulis wet dream

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    6. What's happening? :-D

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. are their any new H2H leagues starting up? looking to join one

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. just set one up and drive everyone nuts by flogging it to death on here

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. Going by the Everton lineup Fellaini is CM not Second Striker...Might be a worrying trend if it continues from an FPL perspective

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. hope that. I dont want to break my happy midfield

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. pienaar baines + anchiebe all start too

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. posted by demi

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. personally i think this would be ideal as the template would be broken somewhat....think i'm going Snodgrass instead of Fellaini for the WC

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Depends whether Anichebe keeps his place...probably unlikely in the long run but he's been pretty good and Moyes has obviously decided not to drop him.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. Pienaar/Sess could become better options from now onwards if that is the case

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. Link please? Are the other line-ups out too?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Howard, Neville, Baines, Distin, Jags, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, Hitzelsperger, Jelly, Anichebe

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. I love this JAN WC

    Another draft team

    rating out of 10 please ?


    Johnson Huth Vert

    Walcott Mata Pilk Bale

    Fletcher RVP Sturrige

    subs - Kaca Davies Harte

    Went for a balanced squad

    Solid keeper
    good defence
    strong mid
    good attack

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. dreadful

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. I agree, Way too heavy in defence.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. very dreadful

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. would swap out sturridge/fletcher for berba and maybe downgrade vert/johnson to afford fellaini for pilk?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  11. sturridge affecting suarez' fpl potential?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  12. What changes shall i make to my WC??

    De Gea (Rudd)
    Evans J / Gibbs / Zabaleta (Cuellar / Mariappa)
    Michu / Mata / Walcott / Fellaini (Marveaux)
    Berbatov / Dzeko / Van Persie

    planning to play Dzeko for a couple of weeks while Kun is out, not sure about having a dead sub keeper?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  13. A) Aguero and Prog


    B) Suarez and Ruiz

    In a 352

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  14. So who are people thinking for Ba replacements?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX


Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

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
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

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