Scouting The Doubles

  1. Having analysed the Likely Lads in the first of our two-part series focussing on the upcoming double Gameweek, we now turn our attentions to those players who may appeal to Fantasy managers willing to take a gamble or two:

  2. As six teams brace themselves for a pair of fixtures, the Fantasy transfer market is picking up pace as we look to the doubles for one last throw of the dice. In the first of two articles, we run the rule over the men most likely to deliver:

  3. After double Gameweek 31 served up points aplenty, Fantasy managers approach the weekend’s deadline with expectations high. This time around, four teams treat us to a pair of fixtures apiece, with all but one in strong form and receiving significant investment:

  4. Having run the rule over the main contenders for the upcoming double Gameweek, we assess those options that may appeal to those Fantasy managers willing to take a gamble or two:

  5. With ten sides set for a pair of fixtures apiece this Gameweek, Fantasy managers are spoilt for choice in terms of selections. In the first of a two-article analysis, we look at those players most likely to deliver across the double:

  6. August
    15

    For Jose Mourinho, the fixtures could hardly be better. Back-to-back home games against Hull and Villa afford “The Special One” the perfect opportunity to kick-start his second spell at Stamford Bridge with six points but with a trip to Old Trafford and a European Super Cup Final against Bayern Munich also on the Blues’ short-term […]

  7. August
    14

    Typically, a double Gameweek 1 would be enough to warrant any side decent initial investment. Even the most pessimistic Fantasy manager is usually willing to take a punt or two on an underdog but when the fixtures involve back-to-back trips to Arsenal and Chelsea, as is the case with Aston Villa, many would-be suitors are […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Rodgers hopeful on Sturridge's chances of making the squad for weekend clash with West Brom http://t.co/wmIOJqGvaO

  2. Sturridge still unavailable for Liverpool's clash with Basel http://t.co/7uQwWWlu4c

  3. Sakho ruled out for 2-3 weeks with slight thigh problem, says Rodgers http://t.co/Ms5s8lQmxE

  4. Ryan Taylor makes injury comeback for Newcastle reserves this afternoon http://t.co/cm0lmBh5md

  5. United confirm Herrera has suffered a fractured rib and will monitor his progress over the next few weeks http://t.co/MDyfNx0WMv

  6. Wenger on Ramsey absence: "To be generous with time, 4 weeks. If all goes well, three. Arteta is the same, maybe a bit quicker."

  7. Walcott and Gnabry back in training next week http://t.co/VAzY3sJ08n

  8. Wilshere named in Arsenal's squad to face Galatasaray. Ramsey and Arteta out http://t.co/XVcM3I8q1u

  9. Martinez on Mirallas hamstring problem: "It isn’t a straightforward diagnosis but obviously the signs are not great". http://t.co/9pcGn90zbA

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 6

  • Foster
  • Ivanovic
  • Duff
  • Bertrand
  • Puncheon
  • Fábregas
  • Di María
  • Sterling
  • Welbeck
  • Diego Costa
  • Pellè
  • Dawson
  • Tadic
  • Lukaku

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
No Change Begovic STO B, Vs
No Change Mannone SUN B, £
No Change Heaton BRN B, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Fabianski SWA A
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM C
Up Szczesny ARS C
Down De Gea MUN C, VsX

Defenders

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 4:45pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Baines EVE B, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, £
Up Taylor SWA B, £
Down Chambers ARS C, £
No Change Trippier BRN B
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI C, Vs, £
Up Kompany MCI C
No Change Moreno LIV C, Vs
No Change Ward CPL C
Up Wisdom WBA B, £
Up Kaboul TOT B

Midfielders

Last updated: 29 Sep, 2014 1:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT B, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
No Change Sigurdsson SWA C
No Change Fábregas CHE B, VsX
Up Silva MCI B
Up Chadli TOT A
Up Downing WHM A, £
Up Puncheon CPL B
Down Sánchez ARS B, Rest
Down Hazard CHE C, VsX
Up Moses STO B, Vs, £
Up McGeady EVE C, Vs, Rest, £
Down Larsson SUN B, £
Up Boyd BRN C, £

Forwards

Last updated: 30 Sep, 2014 9:28pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, VsX
No Change Pellè SOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Ulloa LEI A, Vs, £
Up Welbeck ARS B
No Change Lukaku EVE B, Vs
Up van Persie MUN B
Up Dzeko MCI B, Rest
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
Down Balotelli LIV B, Vs
Down Adebayor TOT 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
Chambers ARS 4
Wilshere ARS 4
Shelvey SWA 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Pellè SOT 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3
Reid WHM 3

“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