The Preamble

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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. […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. April
    04

    There’s nothing like the exhilaration of a double Gameweek to wake us from the slumber of an international break. Sadly, Gameweek 31 looks far from exhilarating. For the second time in the matter of weeks, we’re destined to root through Chris Ramsey’s QPR squad like grappling grannies at a jumble sale, desperately trying to find […]

  5. March
    21

    In case you missed it (unlikely), Chelsea presented their “Penalty Puzzle” this week, claiming that, when it comes to their propensity to win spot-kicks, logic is being defied. The article arrived off the back of a string of ignored penalty claims and, notably, just a couple of months after Jose Mourinho was fined for claiming […]

  6. March
    14

    “You can’t have all the good players, all the time” Few quotes from this week’s ScoutCast resonated more than that nugget. Simon March, currently the world’s top Fantasy Premier League manager, spoke a lot of sense over the course of our hour together but that comment was the one that hit home. So often on […]

  7. February
    28

    It’s like we’re resigned to investing ten minutes talking to the plain-looking friend to get to the one we fancy. We’re just eager to get Gamweeek 27 out of the way so we can concentrate on the real business of the midweek double. I should probably point out that I never had the kahunas to […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Alan Pardew confirms that Joel Ward missed the defeat to Hull with a shin injury http://t.co/mIUAcw81Jq

  2. City XI vs Villa: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Lampard, Navas, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero.

  3. Villa XI vs City: Guzan, Bacuna, Okore, Vlaar, Richardson, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Delph, Grealish, Benteke.

  4. Pearson on Nugent and Schlupp absences -"Picked up knocks. Nugent and Schlupp didn't make it today, but it gives others an opportunity."

  5. Stoke XI: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, N'Zonzi, Adam, Walters, Ireland, Arnautovic, Diouf

  6. Swansea's Routledge ruled out for the rest of the season. https://t.co/Z5MsiOGRom

  7. QPR XI: Green, Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Hill, Barton, Henry, Sandro, Phillips, Austin, Zamora

  8. West Ham XI: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Burke, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Jarvis, Valencia

  9. Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Wasilewski, Huth, Morgan, Albrighton, King, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Konchesky, Vardy, Ulloa.

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 34

  • Schmeichel
  • Ivanovic
  • Huth
  • Skrtel
  • Coutinho
  • Fábregas
  • Sterling
  • Hazard
  • Vardy
  • Aguero
  • Murray
  • Cresswell
  • Mata
  • Kane

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 21 Apr, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV B, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Up Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
Down Howard EVE B
Down Davis SOT B, £
Up Krul NEW C, Vs, £
Up Heaton BRN B, Vs
Down Adrián WHM C, Vs
Down Hart MCI B, Vs

Defenders

Last updated: 21 Apr, 2015 9:05am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
Up Skrtel LIV B, Vs
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Down Baines EVE B
Up Trippier BRN C, Vs
Down Bertrand SOT B
Down Dann CPL C, VsX
No Change Wollscheid STO C, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW C, Vs
Up Van Aanholt SUN C

Midfielders

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2015 11:32am
Player Club Factors
No Change Hazard CHE A
Up Sterling LIV B, Vs
Up Fábregas CHE B
Up Coutinho LIV B, Vs
Up Cambiasso LEI B, Vs, £
Down Silva MCI B, Inj
Up Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Down Fellaini MUN B
Down Bolasie CPL A
Down Mata MUN B
Down Mane SOT C, Rest
Down Downing WHM C, Vs
Up Diamé HUL C, Vs, Inj

Forwards

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2015 7:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Kane TOT B
Up Vardy LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS A, Vs
Up Benteke AVL A
Down Murray CPL A, £
Down Rooney MUN B
Up Lukaku EVE C
No Change Pellè SOT C
No Change Austin QPR B
Up NDoye HUL C, Vs

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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