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The ScoutCast – Episode 235 – Swingers

Careering out of the international break at speed, the ScoutCast returns in anticipation of a turning point in our seasons.

We’ve been chattering for several weeks on the much anticipated “fixture swing”, and now we’re all set to put ourselves at its mercy.

What does it mean for our Fantasy line-ups?

In truth, with multiple transfers and Wildcards at our disposal, Jonty, Andy, Luke and myself started this latest episode still seeking our own answers. Over almost 90 minutes and with your community questions providing the steer, we do our best to reach some conclusions.

We weigh up Manchester United exit plans, Liverpool’s blunted attack and Jamie Vardy’s recuperation techniques, before previewing Gameweek 8 in the usual hap-hazard style.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday 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. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Iwobi.

    Discuss.

    1. Dr PumpkinHead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Not even in the team lineups although it's only somones opinion so doesn't mean that much

    2. Sánchez
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Don't get

      End of discussion

    3. Ghost Gooner
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Only if Ozil is dropped is he worth it

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        will get enough starts?

        1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          It depends. But iirc, he went on a little run about this time last year.

          1. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            will monitor. thanks Doos

    4. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      What to discuss? When ozil is fit and ready he will only be used as a sub or as a starter if wenger changes to a 4-2-3-1.. As Mustafi is out, it is very likely he will change to that formation as I dont think he trust mertersacker nor chambers. Would not go for him my self tho. Too risky

      1. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Kind a forgot Holding..

  2. Georgie10
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Fabregas + Atsu

    B) Richarlison + Choupo

    1. RIDZ
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      not a fan of fab after he moved to Chelsea.

      B

    2. Skull And Gnomes
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      B

  3. Old Gregg
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Richarlson & Azpi

    or

    Choupo-Moting & Alonso

    1. RIDZ
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      rich & azp

    2. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      B for me.. rich has tough fixtures.. azpi has been.on a good streak but I think Alonso is going to get more points.. also.think.chopper will outscore rich in the next 3-4 gw

      1. Old Gregg
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks. I think this is my preference too

  4. RIDZ
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    need answer

    I have 2 FT, if I only use 1, will it become 2 FT next week?

    and if I don't use my 2 FT this week, will it become 3 next week?

    1. Pranav Santhosh
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      If you use one you will have 2 next week. 2 is the max you can have

    2. Skull And Gnomes
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      yes
      no

    3. thewhitepele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      If you use 1 you will have 2 next GW. If you don't use any, you will still have only 2 next GW.
      Use one or two this GW.

      1. RIDZ
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        thanks mate

    4. Ghost Gooner
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      1st question is how it works. You don't get 3 if you don't use them

      1. RIDZ
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        thanks, I'll use it now

  5. thewhitepele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Ok one more shot at this WC thingy:

    Elliot Pope
    Davies Otamendi Cedric Mee Naughton
    Coutinho Silva Richarlison Choupo Tarroll
    Kane Jesus Vardy

    Only concern is possible weak(ish)ness of midfield..
    1.0m ITB for possible Jesus -> Kun

    1. Old Gregg
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I cannot see Kun playing personally this week. The also have a massive CPL game v napioli mid-week. It's not worth the risk.

      However, Wait for press conference for final clarification.

      You could make your defence stronger.

      Naughton > Jones.

      1. thewhitepele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers! Have Jones currently but not sure if I want to keep him as he has awful fixtures coming up..

  6. hogree
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Judge my final WC draft?

    Fab - Eliott
    Luiz - Maguire - Bavies - Dunk (Wimmer)
    Silva - Hazard - Richarlison (Carroll - RLC)
    Jesus - Kane - Vardy

    1. Skull And Gnomes
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      guilty

    2. Slater_7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Like it, similar to mine.

    3. thewhitepele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks good, Pope rotates better with Elliot than Fab don't you think?

      1. hogree
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Don't want to have to transfer a keeper out before Jan tbh (whiich could happen with Pope) and Fab & Eliott have got a solid rotation schedule i reckon.

        Was tempted for Ryan but Dunk in defence decided it

        1. thewhitepele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Solid reply, gl!

  7. Krisbee
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Kola to Alonso, Azpi, Walker or Otemndi worth a hit?!¬

    1. Dacra
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Thinking the same. I dont field 11 if he doesnt play..

    2. nevins84
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Ive read Kola is expected to play has there been more news or are the doubts just based in the early sub in the international game?

  8. nevins84
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    I have 2fts 0.0m itb and I'm not sure where to use them,I would go -4 if the moves were good enough, any opinions on what to look at would be much appreciated..

    Elliot
    Bavies Kola Mee
    Erik Miki Salah Atsu
    Carroll Lukaku Atsu

    Foster Carroll Schindler Rangel

    Im thinking it may be time to shift Miki to maybe Silva

    1. nevins84
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Kane*** not Atsu up top

    2. laveshp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Wow, theres a 2nd Atsu?

      1. nevins84
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Yes hes nicknamed Harold lol

    3. laveshp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Arsenal's defence is not looking too good, I would personally take Kola out. Mhki seems to be the one everyone is ditching this week so I guess thats an option (But i'm keeping mine as it would prove a FREE differential in my mini league).

      In form teams look to be Man City and Chelsea for now, and you dont have cover for either of them 🙂 Hope that helps!

      1. nevins84
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks for the reply, food for thought

  9. Sims
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    looks like alli might avoid a drop tonight too.

    seemed impossible after his blank vs huddersfield. hopefully gets a goal tomorrow

  10. RIDZ
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    I often pick Captain who get 2nd rank in Captain Poll. Even though not sure Jesus would play 90min, he made 2 goals with only 56min against Liverpool. Jesus would brace for sure!
    Moreover, Kane performances still unsure at Wembley.

  11. Georgie10
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Subject to any further developments in pressers I think i have settled on this....

    Thoughts?

    Fabianski
    Ward Otamendi VVD Davies
    Hazard Silva Richarlison
    Kane Jesus Vardy

    Elliot Choupo-M RLC Humenier

  12. Coffee-Geek
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    It seems to me that there are two really good reasons for using the first wildcard.

    1. When your teams is full of injurys and awful players and you would happily swap 5+ of them.

    2. To take advantage of a major shift in information we have about major players. This could be Kane being injured for 3 months, or a very cheap player suddenly becoming a must have points machine. With this extra information, it is then possible to spread your funds accordingly, and set up your team structure for the next 2-3 months.

    The one thing you want in this second senatio is some certainty about big players. The one thing you don’t want is uncertainty about big players.

    I can’t help but feel a lot of people have triggered their wildcard this week at exactly the wrong time. There is more uncertainty around a lot of big players than at any point except gw1.

    Surely it pays to wait until there is a clear sense of who the must have 5 or 6 players are. I still don’t think we are there yet.

    1. John terrys dog -Bantu boy
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      yeah we have a new article now

  13. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Fabianski, Mee, Hazard

    B) Forster, Azpilicueta, Sterling

  14. Deano
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Ia Antonio to Hazard worth -4 with no other Chelsea players?

  15. El Nino -The Kid
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    How about a Kane Lacazette Lukaku frontline?
    Then Laca> Morata (Next week)
    Lukaku > Kun( The week after)

  16. SerieD
    9 days, 5 mins ago

    GTG?
    Foster(Elliot)
    Jones, Cedric, Bertrand, Vertonghen(Mee)
    Choupo-Moting, Alli, Ramsey, Salah(Atsu)
    Kane, Kaku(Ayew)

    0,4ITB 1FT

    Tips? Thanks!

    1. SUPER 11
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      Play Mee over Choupo

      1. Orange Roughy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        +1

  17. bordalo
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    KRULL & ELLIOT??

    or krull is never going to play??

  18. kumast
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Pope or fabianski? (Have elliot).

  19. SUPER 11
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Tripper or Aurier? who will play