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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. FPLVirgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes. I. Never.Stop.

      Was just waiting on Mourinho quotes to arrive.

      1. neenyg
          6 days, 14 hours ago

          Are you considering Rashford Mark?

          1. Mark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 8 hours 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.

        • FPLVirgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours 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 Pony
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 days, 14 hours ago

              Well done to you

        • BananaNose Maldonado
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 6 hours 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!

        • Eunuch Jelly 🙄
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 14 hours ago

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

      2. Demel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

            Negredo (c), bold!

            1. Gregg Wallace
                6 days, 14 hours ago

                or foolish...

              • Demel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                6 days, 14 hours ago

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

          • Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

                So Valencia->Darmian for -4?

                1. Jallegre
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

                    Why not Bailly?

                2. Fred51
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  Calm down Adam Mckola...

              • the snazzy viking
                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                  Lol I'd hate to be Mourinho right now

                • Earn your Spurs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  6 days, 14 hours 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 🙂

                • Fernando Torres
                    6 days, 14 hours ago

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

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                  • UnitedFan
                      6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                    • harrysponge
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      6 days, 14 hours ago

                      Another -4 for Ibra to Negredo or Benteke?

                      Already on -8... :/

                      1. mchugho
                          6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                      2. wasp3000
                          6 days, 14 hours 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

                        • Vinyl78LP
                            6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

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

                            2. Zizou
                                6 days, 14 hours ago

                                sanchez eriksen alli king zaha
                                kane lukaku carroll

                                1) carroll to rashford/negredo or benteke

                                2) who then to bench in front 8

                              • Pique boo
                                  6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Transferred in Ibra early?

                                      1. Pique boo
                                          6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Ouch, tough break

                                        • Rhodes your boat
                                            6 days, 4 hours ago

                                            Want someone to take over your account?

                                        • We Will Klopp you
                                            6 days, 14 hours 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

                                          • Garlana
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                                          • Geoff Hurts
                                              6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                                            • Captain Blanks
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              6 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Considering Negredo TC now

                                              1. OLLY G
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                6 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Same

                                            • cmoorebling
                                                6 days, 14 hours ago

                                                Ibra -> Rash DONE

                                              • Too Mane Men
                                                  6 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Blind or Henrik worth a -4?

                                                  Effectively a -2

                                                • LarryDuff
                                                    6 days, 14 hours ago

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

                                                  • Ravager
                                                      6 days, 14 hours 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?

                                                    • wulfranian
                                                        6 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Hazard or Firmino for the next 2?

                                                      • GreenShark1
                                                          6 days, 14 hours 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 days, 14 hours 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.

                                                          2. mchugho
                                                              6 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              Start Jakupovic or start Heaton?

                                                            • Weasel Boy
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              6 days, 13 hours ago

                                                              Rashers Tekkers and Gredo all set to rise tonight.

                                                            • MOZIL
                                                                6 days, 12 hours ago

                                                                Will Mkhitaryan start in both games?

                                                              • 7 - Allejo
                                                                  6 days, 11 hours 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 days, 8 hours 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.

                                                                • Blue&White85
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  6 days, 8 hours 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.

                                                                • GreenShark1
                                                                    5 days, 18 hours ago

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

                                                                    Thanks.