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The ScoutCast – Episode 222 – Intense

There’s no other word for it, this week’s ScoutCast is certainly an “intense” affair, gripped by the troublesome uncertainty served up by the most testing double Gameweek in memory.

Jonty, Andy and Az once again join me as we quickly review our Gameweek 33s, before indulging in the main course – chewing through your queries that dissect the dilemmas served up by the forthcoming fixtures.

The merits of Zlatan, the head-to-head between Negredo and Benteke and a full risk assessment of shedding Sanchez and Sigurdsson – these are all topics to furrow the brow as we indulge in the most passionate of ScoutCasts for some weeks.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Monday night. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link on the first player below, or take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

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

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  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    We had an emergency article when Coleman was injured ... will we get one tonight for Ibra?

    1. Mark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Yes. I. Never.Stop.

      Was just waiting on Mourinho quotes to arrive.

      1. Knuckles the one who Knocks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Are you considering Rashford Mark?

        1. Mark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Nah. Every chance he will have to be rested at Burnley, surely? Jose will 100% want him vs City and won't risk injury/fatigue at Burnley.

          I think Rooney may well start that one.

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Agreed on this. Wouldn't surprise me to see him rested at least once with Martial, Lingard, Mikhitaryan & Rooney playing in the forward positions.

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Mark, you are an utter legend! Thank you.

        What a night. My head was battered after watching the scoutcast ... and now this!

        1. Mark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah, and I just spent the night doing a show in which I discussed Zlatan, only to have it rendered pointless by tonight's events.

          Another twist - what a season.

          Gotta feel for the early Zlatan adopters. We can knock 'em for going early but, lets face it, we've all been tempted when those 0.1's start to pinch.

          1. Jigger and Afghanistanislas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Well done to you

      3. BananaNose Maldonado
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Tremendous work, Mark. I know there are the complainers and the detractors, but no site comes close to this one for insight, analysis and banter. Much appreciated.

        1. Bobby
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Who are the complainers and detractors? Got to be a pretty grumpy individual to complain about this site surely, what more do they want!

    2. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Pretty sure you could write it right now: Ibra out, Negredo(c).

  2. Demel
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Ibra - Rojo - Jak > Rashford - Bailly - DDG (-8)

    DDG
    Bailly - Davies - Holgate
    Hazard - Sanchez - Alli - Eriksen
    Aguero - Negredo c - Rashford

    Pick - de Roon - Yoshida - Stephens

    I haven't got a wildcard so GW36 and 37 a consideration.

    Leaves me with loads of cash to ..

    de Roon, Holgate and Negredo to DGW options

    1. Gregg Wallace
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Negredo (c), bold!

      1. Gregg Wallace
        6 months, 6 days ago

        or foolish...

      2. Demel
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I was going to go Negredo c before the Ibra injury. Not so bold now I reckon.

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    VS Burnley

    DDG
    Darmian - Bailly - Blind - Young
    Herrera - Carrick - Pogba
    Mkhi - Rooney - Martial

    VS City

    DDG
    Bailly - Blind - Darmian
    Valencia - Herrera - Fellaini - Pogba - Young
    Rashford - Lingard

    1. CloudSky
      6 months, 6 days ago

      So Valencia->Darmian for -4?

      1. Jallegre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Why not Bailly?

    2. Fred51
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Calm down Adam Mckola...

  4. the snazzy viking - team mo…
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Lol I'd hate to be Mourinho right now

  5. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Just used my FT for Ibra -> Negredo.

    Is it worth -4 to bring in Gibson?

    Grant (Randolph)
    Alonso Baines Bavies Mawson Stones
    Sanchez Alli Zaha de Roon (Siggy)
    Negredo(C) Kane Lukaku
    (would play Gibson Alonso and either Baines or Bavies)
    thanks 🙂

  6. Fernando Torres
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Ibra + Walker + Barnes >>> Kane + Gibson/Bailly + Rashford (-8)???

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  8. UnitedFan
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Ibra + Baines > Benteke + Blind worth a hit, right?

  9. harrysponge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Another -4 for Ibra to Negredo or Benteke?

    Already on -8... :/

    1. mchugho
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I would err on the side of yes but it is a gamble.

  10. wasp3000
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Tempted to WC to this team after getting in Ibra with my FT earlier this week. Have a lot of ground to make up and don't think taking hits is the answer.

    DDG Pickford
    PVA BAILLY GIBSON Alonso Stephens
    Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Sane Ward-Prowse
    RASHFORD NEGREDO BENTEKE

    5m ITB to get rid of 2 x Boro and 2d CP players for DGW 36/37 players. The rest of the squad are DGW players already.

    Thoughts

  11. Vinyl78LP
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Last time I panicked like this was in January when Costa (c) fell out with Conte late on a Friday night - I duly shipped, got Kane and he bagged 34 points.

    Every cloud...and all that.

    1. We Will Klopp you
      6 months, 6 days ago

      There is a slight difference between falling out with your manager and your leg bending backwards...

  12. Zizou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    sanchez eriksen alli king zaha
    kane lukaku carroll

    1) carroll to rashford/negredo or benteke

    2) who then to bench in front 8

  13. Pique boo
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Sitting at 20k overall and I'm giving up on FPL can't be brothered with this game anymore

    1. We Will Klopp you
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Transferred in Ibra early?

      1. Pique boo
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I got him in last week. And I've already taken a -4 this week so I need to take another -4 to field 11

        1. We Will Klopp you
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Ouch, tough break

    2. Rhodes your boat
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Want someone to take over your account?

  14. We Will Klopp you
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Asked this earlier today but with United rotating and knackered after 120 mins is it possible Burnley could get a clean sheet? Have Heaton and Valdes as keepers, Valdes currently starting in hope of him making the Sunderland match, do I:

    A) Start Valdes
    B) Start Heaton

  15. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Fellaini (c).. Ashley young to whip in long balls for both the dgws.

  16. Geoff Hurts
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Transferred Ibra and Rojo in (for free) this week... Thank God for WC's.

  17. Captain Blanks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Considering Negredo TC now

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Same

  18. cmoorebling
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Ibra -> Rash DONE

  19. Too Mane Men
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Blind or Henrik worth a -4?

    Effectively a -2

  20. LarryDuff
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Am I mad in captining Gibson? Sunderland at home surely 6 points plus another game

  21. Ravager
    6 months, 6 days ago

    ON WC. Was on this before today. Was planning on using frees + hits to get in more DGW37 players. With Ibra's injury, can spread the cash more...

    Pickford (Jaku)
    Gibson Bailly Yoshida (Davies Holgate)
    Alli Zaha Sanchez King (De Roon)
    Lukaku Kane Ibra (c)

    Would you suggest I keep this DGW in mind and get in Benteke or save myself a transfer and just get in Gabbi from now?

  22. wulfranian
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Hazard or Firmino for the next 2?

  23. GreenShark1
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Robles (Pickford)
    Bailly, Baines, Fabio (Stephens, Olssen)
    Sanchez, Zaha, Alii, Eriksen, Coutinho
    Lukaku, Benteke (Ibra)

    Already took a -4, still have 3 (possible 4 DGW'ers if Fabio is fit?) so i suppose i just wait on Ibra news now and play Coutinho in a 3-5-2 which isn't so bad right?. Agree? Or would you do Ibra > Kane for a -4 straight away?

    Thanks.

    1. mchugho
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Do you think Kane is going to get the points that the player you would bench for him plus an extra 4? Depending on the player I would say it is possible.

  24. mchugho
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Start Jakupovic or start Heaton?

  25. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Rashers Tekkers and Gredo all set to rise tonight.

  26. MOZIL
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Will Mkhitaryan start in both games?

  27. The legend of Pato
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I just did Ibra to Negredo and Albrighton to Hazard! I will play AOA:

    Jaku
    Mawson VALENCIA
    Hazard(c), Sanchez, Alli, Eriksen, ZAHA
    Kane, Lukaku, NEGREDO

    VALDES*, Alonso, Holgate, Stephens

    I know it's crazy to cap Hazard but I have a feeling he will haul... But I can change to Zaha or Negredo, I don't know what to do! I am chasing 100 poits behind a leader who will probably captain Sanchez... very tough this week...

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 6 days ago

      That is a very strong team!

      Captain this week is tough. I personally wouldn't go Hazard against Southampton but Negredo & Zaha would worry me too. Struggling for a captain too.

  28. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 6 days ago

    This may seem crazy given their lack of goals and poor form but is anyone looking at Defoe for the weeks ahead? He certainly has the fixtures and also has a double week to come:

    34: Middlesbrough (a)
    35: Bournemouth (h)
    36: Hull (a)
    37: Swansea (h) & Arsenal (a)

    I just think that they need to have a go now and if it's going to be anybody it would be him who does the business.

  29. GreenShark1
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Valencia or Gibson for 34/35, already have Bailly and Rashford but no other Boro.

    Thanks.