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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
    2 months, 4 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes. I. Never.Stop.

      Was just waiting on Mourinho quotes to arrive.

      1. neenyg
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Are you considering Rashford Mark?

          1. Mark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            2 months, 4 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
                2 months, 4 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
            2 months, 4 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
              2 months, 4 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 Pony
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Well done to you

          3. BananaNose Maldonado
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 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
                2 months, 4 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!

          4. Eunuch Jelly 🙄
              2 months, 4 days ago

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

          5. Demel
              2 months, 4 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
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Negredo (c), bold!

                  1. Gregg Wallace
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      or foolish...

                    • Demel
                        2 months, 4 days ago

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

                  2. Team Cruel
                      2 months, 4 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
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          So Valencia->Darmian for -4?

                          1. Jallegre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Why not Bailly?

                        • Fred51
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Calm down Adam Mckola...

                        • the snazzy viking
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Lol I'd hate to be Mourinho right now

                          • Earn your Spurs
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 4 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 🙂

                          • Fernando Torres
                              2 months, 4 days ago

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

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                            • UnitedFan
                                2 months, 4 days ago

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

                              • harrysponge
                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                  Another -4 for Ibra to Negredo or Benteke?

                                  Already on -8... :/

                                  1. mchugho
                                      2 months, 4 days ago

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

                                  2. wasp3000
                                      2 months, 4 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

                                    • Vinyl78LP
                                        2 months, 4 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
                                            2 months, 4 days ago

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

                                        2. Zizou
                                            2 months, 4 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

                                          • Pique boo
                                              2 months, 4 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
                                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Transferred in Ibra early?

                                                  1. Pique boo
                                                      2 months, 4 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
                                                          2 months, 4 days ago

                                                          Ouch, tough break

                                                    • Rhodes your boat
                                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                                        Want someone to take over your account?

                                                    • We Will Klopp you
                                                        2 months, 4 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

                                                      • Garlana
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        2 months, 4 days ago

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

                                                      • Geoff Hurts
                                                          2 months, 4 days ago

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

                                                        • Captain Blanks
                                                            2 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Considering Negredo TC now

                                                            1. OLLY G
                                                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Same

                                                            2. cmoorebling
                                                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Ibra -> Rash DONE

                                                              • Too Mane Men
                                                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                  Blind or Henrik worth a -4?

                                                                  Effectively a -2

                                                                • LarryDuff
                                                                    2 months, 4 days ago

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

                                                                  • Ravager
                                                                      2 months, 4 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?

                                                                    • wulfranian
                                                                        2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Hazard or Firmino for the next 2?

                                                                      • GreenShark1
                                                                          2 months, 4 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
                                                                              2 months, 4 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.

                                                                          2. mchugho
                                                                              2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                              Start Jakupovic or start Heaton?

                                                                            • Weasel Boy
                                                                                2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                                Rashers Tekkers and Gredo all set to rise tonight.

                                                                              • MOZIL
                                                                                  2 months, 4 days ago

                                                                                  Will Mkhitaryan start in both games?

                                                                                • The Doors of Perception
                                                                                    2 months, 4 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
                                                                                        2 months, 4 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.

                                                                                    2. Blue&White85
                                                                                        2 months, 4 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.

                                                                                      • GreenShark1
                                                                                          2 months, 3 days ago

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

                                                                                          Thanks.