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. Oscar missed out with an ankle injury for Chelsea today http://t.co/oNXWZuBKiO

  2. Odemwingie picked up knee problem for Stoke today http://t.co/RLqjr3b4da

  3. Fernando forced off with groin problem for City today http://t.co/DaRTJK2uRQ

  4. Van Gaal expects Rojo to receive work permit in time for GW clash with QPR http://t.co/YpzthnbBoc

  5. Van Gaal confirms Di Maria's withdrawal was precautionary after midfielder sustained a calf knock http://t.co/DC21b8Usx4

  6. Mata forced off with hamstring complaint in United's draw at Burnley http://t.co/7ydLIje6h8

  7. West Ham sign Alex Song on season-long loan http://t.co/hLux4x9u1x

  8. Leicester confirm the signing of Danny Simpson from QPR http://t.co/CzxdTkKZ18

  9. Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku.

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 3

  • Krul
  • Caulker
  • Kolarov
  • Dummett
  • Fábregas
  • Ramsey
  • Sigurdsson
  • de Jong
  • Jovetic
  • Rooney
  • Aguero
  • Williams
  • Eriksen
  • Adebayor

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 25 Aug, 2014 8:51am
Player Club Factors
No Change Krul NEW B, Vs, £
Up Forster SOT B, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B
Up Mannone SUN C, Vs, £
Down Speroni CPL C
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Down De Gea MUN C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Down McGregor HUL B
Down Begovic STO C

Defenders

Last updated: 27 Aug, 2014 9:40pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A
Up Clyne SOT B, Vs, £
Up Dummett NEW B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Van Aanholt SUN C, Vs, £
Up Taylor SWA B, Vs, £
Down Ward CPL C
Up Lovren LIV B, Vs
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs
Down Jones MUN C, Vs
Down Caulker QPR C
Down Hutton AVL B, VsX
Up Vertonghen TOT B, VsX
Up Trippier BRN C, Vs, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 27 Aug, 2014 8:53pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ramsey ARS A
No Change Fábregas CHE A
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, Vs
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE B
No Change Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Tadic SOT C, Vs
Down Eriksen TOT C
Up Larsson SUN B, Vs, £
Up Chadli TOT B, Rest, £
Up Cabella NEW B, Vs
Up Arnautovic STO C
Down Sánchez ARS C
No Change Ince HUL C, Vs, OoP
Up Ward-Prowse SOT B, Vs, £
Up Silva MCI B, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 30 Aug, 2014 9:44pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE A
No Change Rooney MUN B, Vs
Up Sturridge LIV B, Vs
Up Jovetic MCI B
Up Aguero MCI B, Rest, Inj
Up Adebayor TOT B
Down Bony SWA C, Vs
Up Naismith EVE A, VsX, £
Up Fletcher SUN C, Vs, £
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Remy QPR C
Down Lukaku EVE C, VsX, 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

“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