The Preamble

  1. May
    24

    What a difference a year makes. Just under twelve months ago I was lamenting my worst ever campaign in eight years of playing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. I’d limped over the line, recording a rank of 192,837 – a pretty miserable result for someone who sleeps with the fixture list etched onto the […]

  2. May
    16

    As a Fantasy manager, I set out to learn at least one lesson each season. This has arrived late in this campaign, with Gameweek 36 confirming what I suspected: I’m a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager who needs to bank his transfers in order to take risks. I’ve often used this article to bleat on […]

  3. May
    09

    This has been a week of tough decisions. You won’t be surprised to know, however, that despite being charged to make a choice that would contribute to the selection of my Government, my most troublesome dilemma has been my Fantasy line-up. While I successfully pencilled a cross and popped my vote into a ballot box […]

  4. May
    02

    This has been a sobering week for Fantasy Football Scout. The tragic loss of Simon Humber, known to us as “Absinthe”, has dominated my thinking in the last 48 hours. I make no apologies for dedicating today’s “Preamble” to his memory. What struck me most was the incredible bravery, humour and determination he showed in […]

  5. April
    25

    As we lay ourselves at the mercy of the double Gameweek 34, we can take some comfort from the fact that we’ve all been here before. Almost a year ago to the day, I took time to analyse our thought processes prior and following a double Gameweek. This is perhaps the key quote from said […]

  6. April
    18

    I always like to draw parallels between Fantasy Football and the real task of football management. This perhaps springs from the days of investing hours watching stick men edge around the screen in Football Manager, eventually graduating through the iterations of Championship Manager – all the time convincing myself of my credentials as a real-life gaffer. […]

  7. April
    11

    Explain Fantasy Football to an alien, or indeed one of those football-hating folk you’re sometimes forced to sit next to at weddings, and you’ll doubtless make it sound simple. You pick players who you think will score the most goals and assists in real life – hence you look for those who will earn you […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Bournemouth confirm the signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea on a season long loan deal http://t.co/2gAuNG7psO

  2. Spurs sign centre-half Kevin Wimmer from Cologne http://t.co/MeNCQGxLZM

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 38

  • Schmeichel
  • Terry
  • Ivanovic
  • Coleman
  • Young
  • Silva
  • Bolasie
  • Walcott
  • Aguero
  • Ulloa
  • Lukaku
  • Vlaar
  • Mahrez
  • Benteke

From the Community…

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:10am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, VsX, £
No Change Howard EVE B
No Change Adrián WHM B
Down Harper HUL B, VsX, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:11am
Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest, £
Down Ivanovic CHE C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
No Change Coleman EVE B
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Silva MCI A
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Inj
Down Coutinho LIV C

Forwards

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Benteke AVL B, Vs
Up Murray CPL B, £
Up Gomis SWA B, Inj
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Down Giroud ARS C, Vs
Up Ayoze Pérez NEW B, Inj

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

“All players will blank a few times during the season. When almost all do it in the same Gameweek, it is tough to take, but that's just the dark side of probability.”

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