The Preamble

  1. November

    This is not a pleasant Saturday morning for yours truly. Firstly, I was all for postponing these words after being struck down by the latest illness brought into the house by my offspring. Then, when I managed to gaze through the Lemsip haze at my Fantasy lineup, it only threw back questions that filled my […]

  2. November

    After last season – my worst ever – it’s perhaps understandable that my current position feels precarious. Nestled in the top 1,000, while I’ve ended up there before, I can’t recall reaching such a rank so early in the campaign. Now I feel that I have to seek out that precious balance between putting faith […]

  3. November

    Have I been the victim of Fantasy Football mind games? Anyone who listened to this week’s ScoutCast will know of my reluctance to break up my team and yet, with Granville’s exasperated taunts rattling in my head, yesterday evening, I did just that. Ultimately, the lure of catching a potential points haul from Arsenal’s Alexis […]

  4. October

    How do you follow a 114-point Gameweek? You don’t. You just hope that you can muster a reasonable tally the week after and avoid an anti-climatic red arrow. Such is the roller-coaster of a Fantasy season. Realistically, my moment in the sun will have passed within the next hour. I’ll probably never hit that kind […]

  5. October

    Diego Costa is a problem. It’s becoming clear by the week that his fragility, valid or otherwise, will remain an issue. Jose Mourinho remains adamant that his striker’s hamstrings teeter at breaking point with every extra exertion. Yesterday’s press conference saw the Chelsea manager take on the body language and stance of the accused, parrying enquiries […]

  6. October

    I’m so worried about my Wildcard flopping, I decided to leave the country. These words are typed from a balcony on Spain, on the coast of Andalucia. Such surrounds really should provide ample distraction from any Fantasy Football concerns: I should be relaxed and fully engaged in holiday mode on my own “international break”. My […]

  7. September

    Eight years ago I bought a TV: a cheap LCD panel effort. Manufactured in Germany by some unknown quantity, I fully expected it to blow itself out within the year. It didn’t. Year after year went by and, as friends and family made room for the latest and greatest in lounge entertainment, I was stuck […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Just one change from the Saints as Long earns a starting role in place of the injured Davis.

  2. Three changes for Villa as Okore, Clark & Hutton come in for the injured Vlaar, Senderos & Baker.

  3. Southampton XI vs Villa: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Tadić, Long, Mané, Pellè.

  4. Villa XI vs Southampton: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, Weimann, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor.

  5. Pellegrini confirms there is "no problem" with Aguero and Jovetic fitness after both failed to train today

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For Gameweek 12

  • Begovic
  • Azpilicueta
  • Bertrand
  • Clichy
  • Sánchez
  • Tadic
  • Moses
  • Hazard
  • Aguero
  • Diego Costa
  • Austin
  • Clyne
  • Zaha
  • Kane

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Last updated: 24 Nov, 2014 2:18pm
Player Club Factors
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
No Change Guzan AVL B, Vs
No Change Green QPR C, Vs
Up Krul NEW A, VsX
Up Heaton BRN B, Vs
Up Foster WBA B


Last updated: 24 Nov, 2014 2:36pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Inj
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
Up Taylor SWA B
No Change Cresswell WHM B, Vs
Up Hutton AVL C, Vs, Inj
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
No Change Dummett NEW B, VsX, £
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
Up McNair MUN B, Vs
Down Bertrand SOT A, VsX
No Change Chambers ARS B
Down Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Kaboul TOT C, Inj


Last updated: 24 Nov, 2014 2:26pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, OoP
No Change Hazard CHE A, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Di María MUN B, Vs, Inj
No Change Oscar CHE B, Vs
Down Downing WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Y Touré MCI A
Up Bolasie CPL A
Down Chadli TOT B, Inj
Down Sterling LIV C, Vs
Down Tadic SOT B, VsX
Up Sissoko NEW B, VsX
No Change Barkley EVE C, Rest
No Change Boyd BRN C, Vs, £
Down Brunt WBA C


Last updated: 24 Nov, 2014 2:33pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Sus
No Change Austin QPR B, Vs, £
Up Rooney MUN A, Vs, £
Up Bony SWA A, Vs
Down Sakho WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Kane TOT B, Rest, £
Up Ings BRN A, Vs
Down Pellè SOT B, VsX, Sus
Up Giroud ARS B, Inj
Down Berahino WBA C, VsX, £
Up Lukaku EVE 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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Weimann AVL 4
Diego Costa CHE 4
Fábregas CHE 4
Barry EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Huddlestone HUL 4
Livermore HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Colback NEW 4
Janmaat NEW 4
Sissoko NEW 4
Pellè SOT 4
Schneiderlin SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Taylor SWA 4
Williams SWA 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder