The Scout Mission – Gameweek 4

Filed under: Opinion - Posted by: Paul

There are plenty of points for us to ponder this weekend as Fantasy managers brace themselves for the first international break of the season. Wayne Rooney’s confidence, Swansea’s attack against United’s rearguard, Bournemouth’s momentum, Chelsea’s big hitters at home to Palace and Liverpool’s main men as the Hammers roll up to Anfield are all on […]

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  1. Having relinquished leads in their last two league ties, Tottenham Hotspur chase a morale-boosting victory over Everton on home turf in today’s tea-time encounter. The Toffees, meanwhile, were outclassed by a superior Manchester City side but will take heart from their dominance over Southampton in a 3-0 win on their first road trip. Spurs rank […]

  2. Saturday‘s early-afternoon fixture list serves up an embarrassment of riches, with twelve teams duking it out in the three o’clock kick-offs. Manchester City play host to Watford in what could turn out to be a high-scoring affair for the league leaders. The Sky Blues have been in imperious form over the opening trio of Gameweeks, […]

  3. Newcastle United and Arsenal clash in the first head-to-head of a bumper Saturday schedule. The Magpies are looking to build having shocked many a Fantasy manager by holding Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford last time out, while the Gunners will be seeking to avoid their third blank in four matches. With […]

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    Paddy Says – Gameweek 4

    Filed under: Betting - Posted by: James Barnes

    It’s time to add the bookmaker odds to our Saturday morning thinking, assessing the current state of play when it comes to clean sheets and the reckoning on anytime goalscorers. Before that, we bring you news of their specials this weekend that allow new customers to get big odds on four title contenders. First up, […]

  6. Bournemouth and Villa’s wide men are on our radar in this week’s scour for overlooked Fantasy options, whilst Tottenham’s out-of-position defender also plays a part in the Gameweek 4 thinking.

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    Captaincy nightmares have blighted many of the community members’ seasons so far, with established heavy hitters failing to deliver. Our community writers and hot topic posters were on hand to offer advice on improving our armband selections, whilst they also assessed the merits of this week’s latest bandwagons. Meanwhile, our latest Members tables look at […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Two changes for Spurs as Bentaleb & Rose start for Lamela & Davies who drop to the bench.

  2. One change for Everton from the side that lost to Man City as Oviedo makes a first appearance of the season replacing the injured Galloway.

  3. Watford bring Abdi in for Anya in the only change to their lineup for the visit to Man City.

  4. Lescott returns to the West Brom starting XI for the injured Brunt. Gardner also recalled as McManaman drops to the bench.

  5. Stoke bring Adam into their lineup to face West Brom with Arnautovic dropping to the bench.

  6. Man City unchanged for the visit of Watford.

  7. West Ham bring Tomkins in for suspended Jenkinson. Lanzini earns first start replacing the departed Nolan.

  8. Liverpool unchanged for West Ham clash as Henderson misses out once again.

  9. Wickham returns to Palace starting XI with Murray out of squad. Sako retains his start with Bolasie on the bench.

  10. Cahill returns for Chelsea in place of the suspended Terry. Pedro earns home debut.

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Gameweek 4

  • Butland
  • Richards
  • Skrtel
  • Kolarov
  • Sánchez
  • Mahrez
  • Hazard
  • Ritchie
  • Benteke
  • Aguero
  • Wilson
  • Zouma
  • Chadli
  • Mame Biram Diouf

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Last updated: 25 Aug, 2015 12:31pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Butland STO C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV A, Vs
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up Stekelenburg SOT C, Vs
No Change Boruc BOU C, Vs
Up Myhill WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Courtois CHE C, Vs
Down Ruddy NOR C, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Down Fabianski SWA B


Last updated: 24 Aug, 2015 7:10pm
Player Club Factors
Up Kolarov MCI A, Vs, Rest
Up Skrtel LIV A, Vs
Up Francis BOU B, Vs
Up Muniesa STO C, Vs
No Change Cédric Soares SOT C, OoP
Down Darmian MUN A, VsX
Up Richards AVL C
Up Dawson WBA C, Vs
No Change Naughton SWA B
No Change Martin NOR A, Vs
Up Azpilicueta CHE B
No Change Walker TOT C
Down Mertesacker ARS B, Rest
Up Nyom WAT B


Last updated: 24 Aug, 2015 9:01pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Vs
No Change Sánchez ARS C
Up Ritchie BOU C, Vs
Up Coutinho LIV B, Vs
Up Y Touré MCI A, Vs
No Change André Ayew SWA B, Vs
Up Shaqiri STO B, Vs
Down Payet WHM B, Vs
No Change Redmond NOR A
No Change Hazard CHE C
Up Chadli TOT B
Down Depay MUN C, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, VsX, Inj


Last updated: 27 Aug, 2015 10:31am
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI B, Vs
Up Wilson BOU B, Vs, £
No Change Gomis SWA A, Vs
Up Benteke LIV C, Vs
Up Mame Biram Diouf STO B, Vs
Up Diego Costa CHE B
Down Kane TOT C
No Change Vardy LEI B
Down Pellè SOT C
Down Sakho WHM C, Vs, Inj
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
No Change Deeney WAT C, VsX

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

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