While Paddy Power get distracted by the gee-gees at Aintree, we turn to the Scout Picks for inspiration once again in another bid to beat them at their own game. The late news on Wayne Rooney’s injury has left us one down in the market stakes but there’s still a couple of in-form budget-friendly midfielders that catch our eye…

We start by crossing the border to Wales, where Cardiff are set to entertain fellow-strugglers Crystal Palace. This time around, Paddy are prepared to offer 10/1 on Jordan Mutch to score and the Bluebirds to register a clean sheet. The in-form midfielder has netted three times in the last two, whilst Tony Pulis’ side have scored just one goal in their last six road trips – with this in mind, Paddy gets £4 of our kitty.

Our final £6 goes on this afternoon’s showdown at Carrow Road, where Norwich take on West Brom in a proverbial six-pointer. Paddy are offering 11/1 on Robert Snodgrass to score and the Canaries to keep out their midlands opponents. Bearing in mind that Snodgrass has scored in two of his last three home fixtures and Chris Hughton’s side have conceded a single strike in the last six in front of their own supporters, this is our bet of the week.

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  1. Chance of Ramsey starting against Everton?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Slim to none.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. OK so will wait next week to get him

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  2. Pick one :


    • 1 year, 10 months ago
      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  3. Would you ditch Sterling for Mutch or lose a FT?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Do it. Never sure if he'll play and money will be handy next week

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Cheers mate, I think I just will!

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  4. Guys I've not posted my teams for a while but just struggling to work out what's best for this week?

    Zab ward Ivan Coleman
    Snod lallana haz yaya
    Suarez(c) Sturridge

    Boruc lukaku rosenior Barkley

    Toying with ward-luk and 4-3-3 but I'd be interested in any opinions please

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. bench Ward and start Lukaku

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. That's what I'm thinking mate

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. Other thought is that I'm not sure lallana will have much joy against city. So could go lallana to luk (433) or ward to luk (343)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  5. Hazard > Silva done.

    You will all know the reason if I'm absent on here tonight

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. If it works it will be a stroke of genius 😉

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. One can dream 😎

        If it works, I will most certainly be posting like a maniac tonight. You have been warned.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. I think it might be a good move over the remainder of the season. I hope not though

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Same...

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. I'll be on here to congratulate you if it works out

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  6. Who to captain? Hazard, studge, suarez or yaya???

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  7. £5.2m in the bank 😯

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  8. i dont like sunderlands wk 34 fixtures anyway, I dunno why I was holding onto Johnson for so long. Johnson to erikson done and 2FT for next week

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  9. UKG

    Play Mutch over Nolan?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
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  10. Anyone putting a punt on Michu?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. maybe, but it is very unappealing if you haven´t got him this week. My eye is on De Guzmán playing the right wing now. I think Chelsea are in for a bad run, They will be prime for chelsea, so I say a good punt...against individual form and fixture.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Im finding for differential for my midfield, stuck between michu, eriksen & Adam johnson, to name a few. Any suggestions?

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. DeGuzman, Osman (aka benjamin button)...after this week of course. And Holtby and or Delph, as funny as that may sound.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. Interesting, but Holtby did play well last week, so that's a good punt!

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
  11. Gerrard to Eriksen, why are people doing this?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. 9 yellows - free up money - Eriksen's fixtures for starters

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Gerrards PPG is king though :)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. fixtures, taking a more sitting role being the glue guy don´t put green arrows on the board. Tough fixtures mean less visits to the penalty spot, as well as prime free kick placement.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. Mannone (Adrian)
        Baines Coleman Chester (Ward Bardsley)
        Hazzy YYT Gerrard Silva (Ki)
        Dzeko Studge Suarez

        Got 2 FT £0 ITB.

        Thinking of Adrian to Harper, and then using 2 FTs next week for Gerrard to Mutch and Dzeko to Kun. A wise move iyo?!

        Are you getting Kun for the DGW SPIKE? Thanks :)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Gerrard fixtures are toughening.
      Is a booking away from a two match ban and so we could see him being brought off early
      Eriksson has a very nice run in and most likely all points play will go through him.

      I'm holding Stevie for now but not much longer i think

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. In the hope Eriksen matches his last home game points haul. And Gerrard blanks. Not rocket science.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    4. Save a bit of cash and a lot of people have Studge and Suarez.

      I'm gonna ship next week. Just hoping he can sign off with a pen.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. I'm shipping next week to to finance Dzeko to Aguero :)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. form and health be damned huh?

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
    5. Because Gerrard seems to get most of his points from penalties. Maybe people think that referees may stop awarding Pool multiple penalties. Eriksen has not performed as his ability suggests he can do, and Spurs fixtures are good for the run in.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  12. bench AJ or Llallana.

    I just don't see southampton getting a look in today else this normally wouldn't be a question

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  13. Start

    (A) Mutch
    (B) Gerrard

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. I like Mutch to get more points this week

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. this.

        A shootout I´m thinking. I even put fivers on both as anytime goal scorers today.

        People tend to neglect the fantasy gold in 16 v 18 match-ups of desperation seem to lead to semi-cracking offensive outputs.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. both mutch and caulker as anytime goalscorers *

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
  14. snoddy or mutch?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  15. New Post - Preamble
  16. How come that RonH bear is trying to cause divide between the ffs community?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  17. who should i start, lallana or olsson

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  18. So before GW33 kicks off, who were your all time favourite players. Not necessarily the players you think are the greatest of all time - just the ones you loved to watch as a kid, your heroes.

    Here is mine:

    ----------------- Chillavert -----------------

    ---- Mellberg - Laursen - McGrath ----
    Thuram ---------------------------- Maldini

    ------------------ Davids --------------------
    -- Del Piero -- Baggio -- Ronaldinho --

    --------------- Fat Ronaldo ----------------

    Subs: Buffon, (Tony) Daley, Zidane, Laudrup, Pirlo, Cannavaro

    Obviously influenced by my affinity for Juve, Villa and Barca growing up

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Nice team!

      Oliver Kahn

      Lahm Stam Maldini R. Carlos

      Beckham Keane Giggs

      Owen Ronaldo Batistuta

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  19. Boruc And Raheem ----> Hart and Noone for free?

    Yes or No?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  20. Rooney + Sissoko => Lukaku + Nasri or Ade + Silva, thoughts?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  21. Sturridge to outscore Suarez this week, you heard it here first!

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. we here it here first most weeks by someone but it hardly ever happens and they dont come back the following week. 😉

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Aha well I only made this prediction once before and pulled it off, time for round two I think!

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. I captained stur every week he outscored Suarez but now don't own him at all so I hope not lol

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      3. Buggu used to be renowned for that sort of thing. Made lots of predictions in the dead zone, then only reported back on the ones that came off.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  22. Hi guys

    My team is
    Azpi evra lol (Chester ward)
    Mutch yyt Gerrard Johnson
    Dzeko lukaku Suarez

    5.4 in bank
    Should I swap Gerrard or aj to haz or someone else for a hit or leave it?

    Cheers all gl!

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  23. Good moves??

    Yoshida to Zab (would bench Merte)
    Mata to Eriksen

    All for free......

    • 1 year, 10 months ago

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Gameweek 25

  • Forster
  • Janmaat
  • Williams
  • Alderweireld
  • Wijnaldum
  • André Ayew
  • Dele Alli
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sánchez
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Moreno
  • Arnautovic
  • Giroud

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Last updated: 26 Jan, 2016 10:34pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hennessey CPL C, Vs, £
Down Butland STO C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI A
Up Forster SOT A
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA A
No Change Boruc BOU B
No Change De Gea MUN B
No Change Cech ARS B, VsX
Up Foster WBA C, VsX


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 9:04am
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up van Dijk SOT A
Down Baines EVE B, Vs
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Up Williams SWA A
No Change Dawson WBA C
Down Alderweireld TOT B
No Change Daniels BOU A, £
No Change Fuchs LEI A
No Change Van Aanholt SUN A, VsX
Down Bellerín ARS C, VsX
Down Smalling MUN C
Down Moreno LIV C, Vs
Down Johnson STO B
Down Kolarov MCI B, Rest, Inj


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 11:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Roberto Firmino LIV A, Vs, OoP
Up Dele Alli TOT A, Inj
Up Barkley EVE C, Vs
Up André Ayew SWA A, OoP
Up Eriksen TOT A
Down Ozil ARS C, VsX
No Change Mahrez LEI C, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS C, VsX, Inj
Up Antonio WHM A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Willian CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Wijnaldum NEW B
Down Arnautovic STO C, Vs, Inj
Up Silva MCI C
No Change Johnson SUN B, VsX


Last updated: 3 Feb, 2016 11:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Kane TOT B
Up Vardy LEI C
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
No Change Ighalo WAT C, VsX
Up Rooney MUN A
Down Lukaku EVE C, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS B, VsX, Rest
Up Afobe BOU A, £
Down Austin SOT B, Inj

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
Player Team YC
Colback NEW 9
Byram WHM 9
Lucas LIV 8
Jones SUN 8
Yacob WBA 8
Westwood AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Huth LEI 7
Can LIV 7
Mangala MCI 7
Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
Noble WHM 7

“All players will blank a few times during the season. When almost all do it in the same Gameweek, it is tough to take, but that's just the dark side of probability.”

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