Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Wednesday

A frustrating evening for Gareth Bale and Fantasy managers as Spurs and Chelsea play out a stalemate at the Bridge with the goals shared amongst unlikely differentials. Here’s the Stock Check from Wednesday’s Gameweek climax.

On the Up

Oscar
The young Brazilian was identified as our headline act in our Differentials article prior to the Gameweek deadline and duly delivered. Tonight’s tap in was his third goal in four games for Oscar, who has started five of the last six league outings. Owned by under 2% of Fantasy Premier League managers, we picked him this week out as a possible replacement for the injured Michu over the final two matches and, with tonight’s returns, many could now look in his direction.

Emmanuel Adebayor
The Togo striker put on a superb showing, earning goal and assist returns for the second time in his last four starts. Adebayor has endured a hugely disappointing season back in Spurs colours and has in no way justified his lofty FPL price tag. His end of season form is, however, looking strong and he could yet be considered as a potential differential for the final two fixtures by those with cash to spare up top.

Going Down

Eden Hazard
While Juan Mata kept ticking over and came out of the double Gameweek with an assist, his fellow playmaker was given just 72 minutes to earn returns for his investors and come up short. Hazard’s failure was compounded by Oscar’s profits and the Belgian’s owners will now have to hope for consecutive starts over the final two fixtures and a rapid turnaround in fortunes.

Jermain Defoe
Dropped to the bench after an ineffective display against Southampton, Adebayor’s performance will surely make a huge dent in Defoe’s prospects over the remaining fixtures and kill off any thoughts that the England striker could be an effective differential for the season climax.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

2,049 Comments Post a Comment
  1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Have finished Top of a Head to Head League and we head into semi finals week 37.

    Anyone know if it's 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 or is it random??

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    1. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      The first one.

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      1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
        4 years, 5 months ago

        Many thanks

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  2. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Next season is going to be awesome isn't it? New manager at Utd and Chelsea, City bound to spend ridiculous money, Bale being linked with the other top teams even Arsenal might finally start spending some money....

    Plenty to look forward to 😀

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    1. GreenWind101Million
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      I'm looking forward to the month or so before the season starts when my fantasy team looks so full of promise, it's a glorious time before it all comes crashing down around my ears!

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    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      I'm looking forward to a good influx of new strikers...Quite a few teams struggling in that dept after a season of mainly midfield stars in the PL....

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  3. riQlme 42
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Anyone else bringing in Lambert this week? Saint's generally perform when they have to.

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    1. TorresMagic™
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      Do they have to? A loss by Wigan & no issue. Sold Lambert last week.

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      1. You Must Be Jokin Ere
        4 years, 5 months ago

        If Wigan don't win at Emirates Southampten effectively safe with their Goal Diff.....................

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    2. The Chosen One
      4 years, 5 months ago

      He is in poor form.

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      1. iain_90
        4 years, 5 months ago

        has been close a lot though.

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  4. TorresMagic™
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    4 years, 5 months ago

    Think Chelsea will play a strong team vs Villa for sure. Benfica have a league decider vs Porto this weekend so neither team will be resting much imo. Top 4 is very important & Villa have found some form.

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    1. blooggg
      4 years, 5 months ago

      You think wrong

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        4 years, 5 months ago

        + rep

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    2. Siva Mohan
      4 years, 5 months ago

      They will play a strong team.. top 4 finish is more important to Roman than Europa League title..

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      1. Willis.
        4 years, 5 months ago

        Europa League is more important to Rafa's CV. Frankly, he couldn't give a toss about whether Chelsea qualify for the CL next season or not.

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        1. Siva Mohan
          4 years, 5 months ago

          Roman is watching Rafa..

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          1. GreenWind101Million
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            4 years, 5 months ago

            That'll terrify him, what if he doesn't get his contract renewed for next season?

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            1. Willis.
              4 years, 5 months ago

              +1

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            2. Billy Gilmore
              4 years, 5 months ago

              😆

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        2. pieces
          4 years, 5 months ago

          Frankly, at this stage I don't think he could not dive a toss ....period.

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          1. pieces
            4 years, 5 months ago

            *give* 😀

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    3. Willis.
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Mata will be rested.

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      1. junitrules
        4 years, 5 months ago

        I think Mata will be rested and give Hazard a chance to get some confidence

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      2. TorresMagic™
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        4 years, 5 months ago

        Depends on Hazard imo.

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      3. Billy Gilmore
        4 years, 5 months ago

        Oscar can run the show 😉

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    4. Sarnab
      4 years, 5 months ago

      You're right

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      1. Willis.
        4 years, 5 months ago

        No he's not. 🙄

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  5. pieces
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Team linked. Have Michu, Yaya and Berbatov all needing to go with 1FT. Prepared to take a 4 pointer at this late stage. Any suggestions??/

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    1. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      Looks like you could afford Yaya and Michu to Cout and Fellaini for -4. Then plan on Berb to Sturridge for GW 38.

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      1. pieces
        4 years, 5 months ago

        Like Cout but Fellaini has frustrated me senseless this season.

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        1. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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          4 years, 5 months ago

          Me too, but a decent fixture this GW, and a lack of good alternatives in that price range. Plus his stats have been improving lately, explosion imminent. But if you prefer, can you afford Lampard instead?

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          1. pieces
            4 years, 5 months ago

            Yup, but bloody rafatation is a lottery

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  6. Van Dal
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Highest rated comment on Rooney article...

    Been sat at OT week in, week out wondering why we persevere with an over-weight, over-hyped ego. His contribution to open play is not good enough for someone on some of the highest wages at OT. He clearly does not accept playing second fiddle to RvP who has proved his value both in terms of goals and his contribution to games. We need players who want to be there and work hard. Let him go.

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  7. Grounderz
    4 years, 5 months ago

    The Fuhrer is displeased... with his double gameweek points.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xaYPg0zy9PE

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    1. GreenWind101Million
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      😆 Nicely done, my favourite one of these (for utterly biased reasons) is the one where Hitler is an Arsenal fan on the day where they drew 4-4 at Newcastle.

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    2. Siva Mohan
      4 years, 5 months ago

      😆 😆

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    3. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 5 months ago

      😆

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    4. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
      4 years, 5 months ago

      I thought these videos had been done to death but seems I was wrong, made me laugh out loud several times that 😀

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  8. Sarnab
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Choose:

    1. Michu > Coutinho
    2. Kone > Sturridge (Closest rival 27 points behind me has Sturdg)
    3. 1 and Federici > Reina (other GK DDG) -4
    4. 2 and Federici > Reina (other GK DDG) -4

    Team linked

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    1. TorresMagic™
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      2 if ML is important.

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      1. Sarnab
        4 years, 5 months ago

        That means Michu benched. Seems odd

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        1. TorresMagic™
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          4 years, 5 months ago

          ML do that. I'd take a hit as rotation will probably mean only 6 attackers.

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  9. mcuzzy
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Oscar or Coutinho?

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    1. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Coutinho

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    2. Sarnab
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Cout

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  10. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Do you guys think a 37 point lead is enough to win a mini league?

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    1. junitrules
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Depends on how closely matched your team is with your rival(s) I guess

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    2. mcuzzy
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Assuming you have a strong team, then definitely.

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    3. Willis.
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Yes

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    4. Van Dal
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Should have it in the bag.

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    5. TorresMagic™
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      4 years, 5 months ago

      Depends on the ML leader.

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  11. iain_90
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Play:

    A) Benteke at home to Chelsea
    B) Maloney away at Arsenal

    ?

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    1. junitrules
      4 years, 5 months ago

      A

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    2. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Benteke

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    3. iain_90
      4 years, 5 months ago

      thought so.

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  12. iain_90
    4 years, 5 months ago

    Just pulled the trigger for final -8 of the season.

    Jussi
    Jones Verts Zabs
    Hazard Bale Walcott Coutinho
    van Persie Benteke Tevez

    Maloney, Demel, Davies

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    1. junitrules
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Looks nice

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      1. iain_90
        4 years, 5 months ago

        van Persie to Andy Carroll on the final day is a no brainer.

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        1. junitrules
          4 years, 5 months ago

          Could be genius

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  13. pieces
    4 years, 5 months ago

    New post

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 5 months ago

      Thanks Kaz

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        4 years, 5 months ago

        😆

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  14. Gaz Downright
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    4 years, 5 months ago

    Kuytinho

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  15. Evans
    4 years, 5 months ago

    2FT 5.1 to spend who would you bring in ?

    Hart (Bunn)
    Demel, Davies, Wilson, R.Martin, Clyne
    Michu,Mata, Bale,Santi, Silva
    Defoe,Lambert, Berbatov

    Winning my mini league 6 pts ... My rivals have both got RVP .... Do I need to get him back ? Or Consider bringing in Phil Jones, Lampard or Walcott , and Sturridge

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