The Preamble

  1. August
    16

    Here we are again. You’re desperately searching for inspiration. I’m desperately clinging to the hope that the site can keep serving pages under the weight of last-minute tinkerers. We do this every year.

  2. May
    11

    I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see the back of this season. Those of you who have sampled this article regularly, or had the misfortune to listen to my bleating via the ScoutCast, will know that I’ve suffered somewhat. The rank doesn’t lie – this is my worst ever Fantasy Premier League campaign. I’ve […]

  3. May
    03

    There was a common belief that good Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers don’t take hits. A few season’s back, our own Pure Olivia crunched some huge numbers and his findings were pretty conclusive – the top-placed managers rarely sacrificed points for extra transfers. This season, that theory has been somewhat shattered. In recent weeks I’ve […]

  4. April
    19

    Ultimate is a big word and, I have to admit, having tinkered with the Premier League’s new Fantasy game offering I was more than a little skeptical. Initially I missed the interaction of weekly transfers. I seemed able to absorb injuries and loss of form with some ease, very rarely having to consider thinking outside […]

  5. April
    12

    The double Gameweek is a testing time – a period that puts Fantasy managers through a whole gamut of emotions, with joy and regret dished out in equal measure. As I continued to mull over my own options this morning, it struck me that the double Gameweek experience is deserving of some thorough analysis – […]

  6. April
    05

    Motivation is a problem. It’s an x-factor that can warp results, inspire teams to rip up the form book and earn goals and points from unlikely scenarios. At the same time a lack of drive can see established sources of Fantasy points fail to live up to their billing and disappoint. Then there is our […]

  7. March
    29

    So the gamble on the Wayne Rooney armband went slightly awry. Typically, Luis Suarez rained on my parade and punished my punt with another hat-trick on his way to a 25-point haul. To compound matters, Yaya Toure topped the Uruguayan, applying ample salt to my wounds as my rank drifted into further obscurity. While this […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Vergini back for Sunderland. Jones should also be available http://t.co/LeLXVISb1v

  2. Santon sidelined until November for Magpies http://t.co/QPUgTvyR8X

  3. Pellegrini: "Sergio needs a long pre-season, that is why he is playing just some minutes during the game but he is available"

  4. Pellegrini reckons Mangala "needs more time" and probably won't play against Liverpool http://t.co/lM0nOtkWhh

  5. Swansea sign Tom Carroll on season-long loan from Tottenham http://t.co/xRUVMGrNat

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 1

  • Begovic
  • Chambers
  • Terry
  • Caulker
  • Sterling
  • Mutch
  • Ramsey
  • Young
  • Sturridge
  • Rooney
  • Diego Costa
  • Debuchy
  • Arnautovic
  • Jovetic

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Aug, 2014 10:14am
Player Club Factors
Up Krul NEW C, Vs, £
Up Speroni CPL B, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Forster SOT C, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Down De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Mannone SUN C, £
Down Begovic STO B
Up Lloris TOT C

Defenders

Last updated: 17 Aug, 2014 8:47am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up Chester HUL B, Vs, £
Up Ward CPL B, Vs
Up Taylor SWA B, Vs, £
Down Jones MUN B, Vs
Up Coloccini NEW C, Vs, £
Up Clyne SOT B, Vs, £
Up Van Aanholt SUN B, £
Up Vlaar AVL B
No Change Debuchy ARS B
No Change Caulker QPR B
Up Kaboul TOT B, VsX
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 Aug, 2014 11:22am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ramsey ARS A
Up Fábregas CHE A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Down Mata MUN C, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS C
No Change Eriksen TOT B
Up Ince HUL C, Vs, OoP
Up Tadic SOT C, Vs
Up Silva MCI B, VsX
Down Y Touré MCI C, VsX
Up Mutch QPR C, £
Down Young MUN A, Vs, Rest, £
Up Ward-Prowse SOT B, Vs, £
Up Bolasie CPL B

Forwards

Last updated: 18 Aug, 2014 1:52pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Rooney MUN A, Vs
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, Vs
No Change Sturridge LIV B
Up Bony SWA C, Vs
Up Aguero MCI A, Inj
No Change Lukaku EVE C
No Change Giroud ARS B
No Change Bojan STO A, Vs, £
No Change Adebayor TOT C
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Austin QPR C
Up Berahino WBA B

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

“Petr is an amazing goalkeeper, but the difference between them is ten years and we think we have to make a decision about the future of the club and to give the goal to Courtois”

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Manager