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Scout Picks – Gameweek 32

We return to normality this week after the 15-match marathon that was Gameweek 31. Four teams – Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Liverpool – supply our Scout Picks XI with a pair of players apiece, whilst a couple of Manchester-based options also get the nod:

Vito Mannone welcomes West Ham to the Stadium of Light on Monday evening, having kept two clean sheets in his last three home encounters. Sam Allardyce’s side are struggling for goals on the road and have netted just once in their last two away games, so another shut-out could be on the cards for the Italian, whose save-point appeal has helped him average five points per game to date.

Everton’s trip to Fulham brings Seamus Coleman into defence. The marauding right-back will be looking for his seventh goal of the season against Felix Magath’s strugglers, whilst the expected return of Phil Jagielka strengthens the Toffees chances of registering back-to-back shut-outs for the first time since Gameweek 14.

John Terry’s Fantasy owners will be confident of further returns as Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon. The Blues have conceded just five times in their last 15 league matches and face an Eagles side that have scored once in their previous five. Terry’s threat in the box and ability to hoover us the bonus points keeps him ahead of his defensive team-mates in our estimations.

A home game with Newcastle hands Jose Fonte a spot in our back three. The Magpies have scored just once in the last five without the injured Loic Remy, whilst Fonte has found the net more times (3) and earned more bonus points (18) than any other option at the back for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Three double-figure hauls in the last four Gameweeks highlights the relentless form of City’s Yaya Toure. Granted, a trip to the Emirates is no easy task, but with the Gunners shipping eight in their last two and devoid of Laurent Koscielny at the back, the Ivorian’s set-piece and spot-kick duties will boost his quest to serve up the Fantasy points yet again.

Eden Hazard is drafted into this week’s Scout Picks for Chelsea’s trip to Palace. Tony Pulis’ side have just a single shut-out to their name over the last seven, and with 14 goals and 10 assists thus far, the Belgian will be confident of delivering his ninth double-figure haul of the season against the Selhurst Park strugglers.

The relentless consistency of Steven Gerrard could be key for Liverpool’s home clash with Spurs. Having already put five past their opponents at White Hart Lane earlier this season, Brendan Rodgers’ side will be optimistic of notching an eighth successive win and keeping their title tilt on track – a free-kick against Sunderland in midweek means the Reds skipper has now produced a goal or assist in nine of his last 10 Anfield appearances.

Having ended a six-game scoring drought at Spurs last weekend, Adam Lallana looks to have rediscovered his form ahead of the visit of Newcastle. The Southampton captain certainly seems to prefer home comforts – five of his seven double-figure hauls have arrived at St Mary’s – and he’ll be looking to plunder the points against a Magpies backline that has just shipped three to Everton in midweek.

David Moyes may have one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League game with Bayern but it seems highly unlikely he’ll be prepared to omit Wayne Rooney from his XI to face Aston Villa. The under-fire United boss is in desperate need of a morale-boost after some damaging home defeats to Liverpool and City, and with a knee injury keeping Robin van Persie in the treatment room, Rooney’s run of four goals in the last five look vital to the hosts’ chances of delivering against a Midlands outfit that were hit for four by Stoke last weekend.

Yet again, Luis Suarez is the overwhelming favourite in this week’s Captain Poll. The Uruguayan has already delivered 22 points against Sunday’s opponents Tottenham in the Gameweek 16 mauling that led to the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas, and with Tim Sherwood’s side conceding four in their last road trip, Suarez seems poised to take advantage of the visitors’ porous backline and could be in line for a fifteenth double-figure point-return of an incredible season.

Four goals in his last five in all competitions since returning from injury suggests Romelu Lukaku is in his best form of the season. Having racked up the returns in the Toffees’ double Gameweek, the big Belgian now makes his way to Craven Cottage to face a Fulham side that have leaked 12 goals in five matches since Felix Magath’s appointment.

A home game against Hull hands Stoke the chance to extend a run which has seen them taste defeat just once in their last eight. With the visitors scoring a mere 11 times on their travels all season, we call up Ryan Shawcross, whose threat in the box and ability to pick up bonus could come to fruition at the Britannia.

Moved to the bench in midweek as Gus Poyet went on the defensive at Anfield, Adam Johnson still found time to grab an assist as a second-half substitute. Sunderland need to go on the attack against West Ham on Monday evening and the wide man will surely be reinstalled to the starting XI for this proverbial six-pointer.

Wilfried Bony is a little unlucky only to make the bench for Swansea’s home game with Norwich. Goals against Everton and Arsenal in last week’s double continued the form which has seen the Ivorian score eight times in 12 appearances since the turn of the year – he looks vital to the hosts’ chances of clinching the points against Steve Bruce’s side.

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  1. Benjimaate
      2 years, 8 months ago

      Thoughts?

      Mannone
      Chester, Coleman, Olsson
      Lallana, Mata, Yaya, Hazard
      Sturridge, Lukaku, Suarez (c)

      Subs - Marshall, Shaw, Noone, Ward

      Cheers 😀

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      1. Heisenbergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 8 months ago

        I would start Shaw instead of Olsson. Rest looks good.

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      2. jimski
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Definitely Shaw over Olsson. By a long way.

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        • Benjimaate
            2 years, 8 months ago

            Thanks everyone 🙂

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        • Heisenbergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Stuck in selection.
          Boruc or Mannone?
          Barkley or Snodgrass?

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          1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 8 months ago

            I'm going Boruc.

            Snoddy. Barkley due a rest.

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            1. Heisenbergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 years, 8 months ago

              are you sure that Barkley will be rested today? Because he is the one who looks in fine form.

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              1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Played twice in four days. Can't see him starting today. If you have Snoddy you have to play him for his plum fixtures before it turns horrible.

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                1. Heisenbergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 8 months ago

                  I think I will go with Snoddy then.
                  I also have Shaw as one of my defenders, so is it wise to double up by bringing in Boruc over Mannonne?

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                  1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 8 months ago

                    Ah if you have Shaw and intend to play him, I would play Mannone over Boruc. Don't double up.

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                    1. Heisenbergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 years, 8 months ago

                      That is what I thought too. I don't have the guts to double up my defence.
                      So I will go with Mannone and Snodgrass over Boruc and Barkley.

                      Ta.

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          2. Nabs Kebabs
              2 years, 8 months ago

              Boruc, Snod.

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            • jimski
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Boruc, Snod.

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            • Pinoche
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Mannone

                Coleman - Terry - Azpilicueta

                Hazard - Yaya - Mata - Lallana

                Sturridge - Suarez - Lukaku

                Any good?

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                1. Heisenbergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 8 months ago

                  Doubling up on Chelsea defence? Wow, I really like your confidence. By the way, who all are your subs?

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                  1. Pinoche
                      2 years, 8 months ago

                      Sterling Chester Ward.

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                      1. Heisenbergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 years, 8 months ago

                        I think its a good team. Good luck AJ.

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                        1. Pinoche
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            Thx

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                    • Acquafresca
                        2 years, 8 months ago

                        Captain?

                        3 players different to me

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                        1. Pinoche
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            As I said almost everyone has Mannone, Coleman, Chelsea def, Hazard, Yaya, Suarez, Sturridge and Lukaku so most people have 8 players in common. It's what you do with the remaining 3 players. Captain will be Suarez or Hazard not sure

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                        2. Pinoche
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            SILVA* NOT MATA

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                        3. Lateriser 12
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            Mannone (Adrian)
                            Baines Distin Ivanovic (Ward Olsson)
                            Mata Silva Haz Sterling (Noone)
                            SS Lukaku

                            vs.

                            Boruc (Adrian)
                            Azpi Ivanovic Flanagan/Olsson (Dann)
                            Silva Haz Yaya Nolan (Puncheon)
                            SS Lukaku

                            I am the first team and my ML rival is around 15-20 points ahead. How should i look at cutting that down? Important weeks ahead and its basically Mata Sterling and my Everton defenders vs. Yaya Nolan and Flanagan Azpi. Tempted to keep Mata this week because of the fixture.

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                            1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 years, 8 months ago

                              Keep Mata. Get Nasri for him next week, or Eriksen if you believe the hype.

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                            2. jimski
                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                Yeah, keep Mata this week and probably shift next week.

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                              • Heisenbergkamp
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                Sterling is my only concern. Rest looks good.But if he starts, then I think you have the advantage.

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                                1. Lateriser 12
                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                    Hoping so.

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                                2. pundit of punts
                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                    Mata+Silva+Sturridge>Yaya+Lallana+Aguero in the coming weeks

                                    Yaya limits damage and Aguero+Lallana could be great differentials for you to gain some ground on him.

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                                    1. Lateriser 12
                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                        Can only finance that through selling Baines.

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                                        1. pundit of punts
                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                            You short by how much?

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                                            1. Lateriser 12
                                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                                1.1M

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                                                1. pundit of punts
                                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                                    Back to the drawing board then.

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                                        2. Costa Cafu De Laet
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 years, 8 months ago

                                          Can't face another 1 pointer from Sterling. Sterling to Eriksen?

                                          If it doesn't pay off, it guarantees a start for Sterling for everyone who keeps him. win-win for altruistic me.

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                                          1. jimski
                                              2 years, 8 months ago

                                              Yeah, sounds wise. Eriksen doing well.

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                                            • pundit of punts
                                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                                Go for it.

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                                            • Heisenbergkamp
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 years, 8 months ago

                                              Doubling up on Chelsea defence? Wow, I like your confidence. By the way, who all are your subs?

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                                            • Van Dal
                                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                                Anyone starting Mannone over Boruc, apart from moi?

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                                                1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                  I may regret it. But on paper against a toothless Newc, I'm going Boruc.

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                                              • feizaiII
                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                  Cech or Mannone?

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                                                  1. pundit of punts
                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                      cech

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                                                    • Arvin-ation
                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Czech for sure

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                                                    • pundit of punts
                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Noone or Molsson first sub?

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                                                        1. Lateriser 12
                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                            Noone

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                                                        2. Zep
                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                            I would love it if Evra started today, got me a goal, assist, CS and 3BPs...

                                                            That would be the perfect departing gift...

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                                                            1. Acquafresca
                                                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                Cue Benteke brace and Villa 2-1 upset...

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                                                                1. Zep
                                                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                    I would not love that...

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                                                                  • pundit of punts
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      That aint a upset anymore.

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                                                                  • pundit of punts
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      Benteke disagrees to the CS part.

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                                                                  • Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      Nolan + 4
                                                                      or Lallana

                                                                      Thanks!

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                                                                    • Acquafresca
                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                        I got 99 problems but Suarez(c) ain't one.

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                                                                      • Werkself - Not My President…
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                        Boruc
                                                                        Coleman, Cahill, Zab
                                                                        Yaya, Gerrard, Nolan, Haz
                                                                        SaS, Dzeko

                                                                        Mannone, Ward, Vlaar, Jedinak

                                                                        1 FT, 1.0 ITB

                                                                        Good to go?

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                                                                        1. Boscombe Albion
                                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                            Upgrade Cahill to Terry?

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                                                                        2. Clean Bandit
                                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                            Need to make one of these moves to sort 0.2 deficit:

                                                                            Nolan > Mutch
                                                                            OR Ward > Rosenior

                                                                            which one?

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                                                                          • panaisCy
                                                                              2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              thoughts anyone??

                                                                              Mannone
                                                                              Cahill Davies Shaw
                                                                              Mata hazard Snodgrass Mutch
                                                                              Lukaku Suarez Dzeko

                                                                              marshall-collins ward nolan

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                                                                              1. Boscombe Albion
                                                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  Nolan for Mutch

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                                                                              2. Boscombe Albion
                                                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  Appreciate thoughts/advice

                                                                                  Howard (Harper)
                                                                                  Coleman, Evra, Shaw (Chester, Collins)
                                                                                  Nolan, Ya Ya Toure, Hazard, Lallana (Livermore)
                                                                                  Lukaku, Suarez, Sturridge

                                                                                  Would like to bring in a Chelsea defender for Evra but only have 0.1 million

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                                                                                • THEoZillian
                                                                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                    nasri->hazard for -4
                                                                                    Gtg?

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                                                                                  • mcgrejam
                                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                      Finall nailed it I think

                                                                                      Howard
                                                                                      Coleman, ivanovic, Cahill
                                                                                      Gerrard, Yaya, lallana,hazard
                                                                                      Lukaku, Sturridge, Suarez

                                                                                      Thoughts?

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                                                                                    • GoonerByron
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                      Am I wrong to be benching Silva this week?

                                                                                      Boruc
                                                                                      Azpil / Distin / Bardsley
                                                                                      Hazard / Lallana / AJ / Mata
                                                                                      Suarez (c) / Lukaku / Bony

                                                                                      McGregor / Silva / Chester / MOlsson

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                                                                                    • Blue Bombers CFC
                                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                        For anyone feeling sorry for themselves having Ward on the bench, it could always be worse;

                                                                                        http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1604341/event-history/32/

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