April
05

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?

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
      • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. Slim to none.
      Cameo

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
    2. OK so will wait next week to get him

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
  2. Pick one :

    Burner
    Ward
    Chester

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
      • 5 months, 16 days ago
  3. Would you ditch Sterling for Mutch or lose a FT?

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. Do it. Never sure if he'll play and money will be handy next week

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
      1. Cheers mate, I think I just will!

        • 5 months, 16 days ago
  4. Guys I've not posted my teams for a while but just struggling to work out what's best for this week?

    Mannone
    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

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. bench Ward and start Lukaku

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
      1. That's what I'm thinking mate

        • 5 months, 16 days 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)

        • 5 months, 16 days ago
  5. Hazard > Silva done.

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

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. If it works it will be a stroke of genius ;-)

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
      1. One can dream 8-)

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

        • 5 months, 16 days ago
    2. I think it might be a good move over the remainder of the season. I hope not though

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
      1. Same...

        • 5 months, 16 days ago
    3. I'll be on here to congratulate you if it works out

      • 5 months, 15 days ago
  6. Who to captain? Hazard, studge, suarez or yaya???

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
      • 5 months, 16 days ago
  7. £5.2m in the bank :shock:

    • 5 months, 16 days 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

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
  9. UKG

    Play Mutch over Nolan?

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
      • 5 months, 16 days ago
  10. AJG

    Anyone putting a punt on Michu?

    • 5 months, 16 days 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.

      • 5 months, 15 days ago
      1. AJG

        Im finding for differential for my midfield, stuck between michu, eriksen & Adam johnson, to name a few. Any suggestions?

        • 5 months, 15 days ago
        1. DeGuzman, Osman (aka benjamin button)...after this week of course. And Holtby and or Delph, as funny as that may sound.

          • 5 months, 15 days ago
          1. AJG

            Interesting, but Holtby did play well last week, so that's a good punt!

            • 5 months, 15 days ago
  11. Gerrard to Eriksen, why are people doing this?

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. 9 yellows - free up money - Eriksen's fixtures for starters

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
      1. Gerrards PPG is king though :)

        • 5 months, 16 days 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.

          • 5 months, 15 days 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 :)

        • 5 months, 15 days 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

      • 5 months, 16 days ago
    3. In the hope Eriksen matches his last home game points haul. And Gerrard blanks. Not rocket science.

      • 5 months, 16 days 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.

      • 5 months, 15 days ago
      1. I'm shipping next week to to finance Dzeko to Aguero :)

        • 5 months, 15 days ago
        1. form and health be damned huh?

          • 5 months, 15 days 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.

      • 5 months, 15 days 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

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
  13. Start

    (A) Mutch
    (B) Gerrard

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
    1. I like Mutch to get more points this week

      • 5 months, 16 days 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.

        • 5 months, 15 days ago
        1. both mutch and caulker as anytime goalscorers *

          • 5 months, 15 days ago
  14. snoddy or mutch?

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

    • 5 months, 16 days ago
  17. who should i start, lallana or olsson

    • 5 months, 15 days 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

    • 5 months, 15 days ago
    1. Nice team!

      Oliver Kahn

      Lahm Stam Maldini R. Carlos

      Beckham Keane Giggs

      Owen Ronaldo Batistuta

      • 5 months, 15 days ago
  19. Boruc And Raheem ----> Hart and Noone for free?

    Yes or No?

    • 5 months, 15 days ago
  20. AJG

    Rooney + Sissoko => Lukaku + Nasri or Ade + Silva, thoughts?

    • 5 months, 15 days ago
  21. Sturridge to outscore Suarez this week, you heard it here first!

    • 5 months, 15 days ago
    1. we here it here first most weeks by someone but it hardly ever happens and they dont come back the following week. ;-)

      • 5 months, 15 days ago
      1. Aha well I only made this prediction once before and pulled it off, time for round two I think!

        • 5 months, 15 days ago
      2. I captained stur every week he outscored Suarez but now don't own him at all so I hope not lol

        • 5 months, 15 days 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.

        • 5 months, 15 days ago
  22. Hi guys

    My team is
    Marshall
    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!

    • 5 months, 15 days ago
  23. Good moves??

    Yoshida to Zab (would bench Merte)
    Mata to Eriksen

    All for free......

    • 5 months, 15 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 4

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  • Ivanovic
  • Lovren
  • Clyne
  • Zaha
  • Fábregas
  • Di María
  • Sterling
  • Pellè
  • Diego Costa
  • Balotelli
  • Moreno
  • Chadli
  • Naismith

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 17 Sep, 2014 11:07am
Player Club Factors
Up Forster SOT B, Vs
Up Begovic STO B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN B
Down Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Mannone SUN C, £
Up Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Heaton BRN B, Vs, £
Up Speroni CPL B
Up Lloris TOT B

Defenders

Last updated: 17 Sep, 2014 11:09am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
Up Bertrand SOT A, Vs
Up Moreno LIV B, Vs
Up Shawcross STO B, Vs
No Change Trippier BRN A
No Change Van Aanholt SUN C, Vs, £
Up Taylor SWA B, £
No Change Evans MUN B, Vs
Up Chambers ARS C, Vs, £
Up Morgan LEI B, Vs, £
Up Baines EVE B, VsX
No Change Dier TOT B
No Change Ward CPL C
Down Caulker QPR C

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Sep, 2014 1:15pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Sigurdsson SWA A
No Change Ramsey ARS A, Vs
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
No Change Tadic SOT B, Vs
Up Di María MUN A
Up Chadli TOT A, £
Down Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs
Up Mirallas EVE A
Up Eriksen TOT B
No Change Silva MCI B
Up Larsson SUN A, £
No Change Zaha CPL C, £
No Change Boyd BRN C, Vs, £
Up Downing WHM A, VsX, £

Forwards

Last updated: 17 Sep, 2014 11:15am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, VsX
No Change Rooney MUN B
No Change Aguero MCI A
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
No Change Balotelli LIV B, Vs
Up Adebayor TOT B
No Change Welbeck ARS C, Vs
Up Ulloa LEI A, £
No Change Naismith EVE B, £
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Bony SWA C
Up Wickham SUN C, £

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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

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