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?

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. Slim to none.

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    2. OK so will wait next week to get him

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  2. Pick one :


    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  3. Would you ditch Sterling for Mutch or lose a FT?

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. Do it. Never sure if he'll play and money will be handy next week

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. Cheers mate, I think I just will!

        • 7 months, 2 hours 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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. bench Ward and start Lukaku

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. That's what I'm thinking mate

        • 7 months, 2 hours 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)

        • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  5. Hazard > Silva done.

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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. If it works it will be a stroke of genius ;-)

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. One can dream 8-)

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

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

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. Same...

        • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    3. I'll be on here to congratulate you if it works out

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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  7. £5.2m in the bank :shock:

    • 7 months, 2 hours 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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  9. UKG

    Play Mutch over Nolan?

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  10. AJG

    Anyone putting a punt on Michu?

    • 7 months, 2 hours 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.

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. AJG

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

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

          • 7 months, 1 hour ago
          1. AJG

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

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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. 9 yellows - free up money - Eriksen's fixtures for starters

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. Gerrards PPG is king though :)

        • 7 months, 2 hours 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.

          • 7 months, 2 hours 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 :)

        • 7 months, 2 hours 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

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    3. In the hope Eriksen matches his last home game points haul. And Gerrard blanks. Not rocket science.

      • 7 months, 2 hours 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.

      • 7 months, 2 hours ago
      1. I'm shipping next week to to finance Dzeko to Aguero :)

        • 7 months, 2 hours ago
        1. form and health be damned huh?

          • 7 months, 1 hour 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.

      • 7 months, 1 hour 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

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  13. Start

    (A) Mutch
    (B) Gerrard

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
    1. I like Mutch to get more points this week

      • 7 months, 2 hours 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.

        • 7 months, 1 hour ago
        1. both mutch and caulker as anytime goalscorers *

          • 7 months, 1 hour ago
  14. snoddy or mutch?

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  15. New Post - Preamble
  16. How come that RonH bear is trying to cause divide between the ffs community?

    • 7 months, 2 hours ago
  17. who should i start, lallana or olsson

    • 7 months, 1 hour 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

    • 7 months, 1 hour ago
    1. Nice team!

      Oliver Kahn

      Lahm Stam Maldini R. Carlos

      Beckham Keane Giggs

      Owen Ronaldo Batistuta

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

    Yes or No?

    • 7 months, 1 hour ago
  20. AJG

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

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

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

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

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

        • 7 months, 1 hour 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.

        • 7 months, 1 hour 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!

    • 7 months, 1 hour ago
  23. Good moves??

    Yoshida to Zab (would bench Merte)
    Mata to Eriksen

    All for free......

    • 7 months, 1 hour ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 10

  • Foster
  • Ivanovic
  • Chambers
  • Baines
  • Sánchez
  • Tadic
  • Chadli
  • Hazard
  • Diego Costa
  • Lukaku
  • Berahino
  • Terry
  • Zaha
  • Welbeck

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Last updated: 28 Oct, 2014 7:32am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
No Change Howard EVE B, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C
No Change Lloris TOT B
No Change Foster WBA C
No Change Guzan AVL C
No Change Krul NEW C


Last updated: 28 Oct, 2014 8:43am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
Up Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A
No Change Chambers ARS C, £
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
No Change Kaboul TOT B
No Change Vlaar AVL C
Up Alcaraz EVE C, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Dawson WBA B
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
Up Moore LEI C, Vs
Up Shaw MUN C
Down Lovren LIV C, Vs
No Change Taylor SWA B, VsX


Last updated: 31 Oct, 2014 12:51pm
Player Club Factors
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A
Down Sterling LIV A
No Change Di María MUN A
No Change Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
No Change Chadli TOT B
Down Fábregas CHE B, Vs
No Change Eriksen TOT A
Up Moses STO B, £
No Change Bolasie CPL B, £
Down Henderson LIV B, £


Last updated: 31 Oct, 2014 7:33am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Pellè SOT A
Down Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS B
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Up Lukaku EVE B, Vs
Up Bony SWA A, VsX
Down Sakho WHM A, Vs, Inj, £
Up van Persie MUN B
Down Ulloa LEI C, Vs
Down Cissé NEW A, Vs, 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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Fábregas CHE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Pellè SOT 4
Cattermole SUN 4
Gardner WBA 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Jedinak CPL 3
Barry EVE 3
Huddlestone HUL 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Mangala MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
van Persie MUN 3
Colback NEW 3
Janmaat NEW 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Shawcross STO 3
Wickham SUN 3
Taylor SWA 3
Rose TOT 3
Dawson WBA 3
Dorrans WBA 3

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder