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The ScoutCast – Episode 235 – Swingers

Careering out of the international break at speed, the ScoutCast returns in anticipation of a turning point in our seasons.

We’ve been chattering for several weeks on the much anticipated “fixture swing”, and now we’re all set to put ourselves at its mercy.

What does it mean for our Fantasy line-ups?

In truth, with multiple transfers and Wildcards at our disposal, Jonty, Andy, Luke and myself started this latest episode still seeking our own answers. Over almost 90 minutes and with your community questions providing the steer, we do our best to reach some conclusions.

We weigh up Manchester United exit plans, Liverpool’s blunted attack and Jamie Vardy’s recuperation techniques, before previewing Gameweek 8 in the usual hap-hazard style.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday night. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link on the first player below, or take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Iwobi.

    Discuss.

    1. PumpkinHead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Not even in the team lineups although it's only somones opinion so doesn't mean that much

    2. Sánchez
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Don't get

        End of discussion

      • Ghost Gooner
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Only if Ozil is dropped is he worth it

          1. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 12 days ago

            will get enough starts?

            1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 12 days ago

              It depends. But iirc, he went on a little run about this time last year.

              1. Francescoli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 12 days ago

                will monitor. thanks Doos

        • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What to discuss? When ozil is fit and ready he will only be used as a sub or as a starter if wenger changes to a 4-2-3-1.. As Mustafi is out, it is very likely he will change to that formation as I dont think he trust mertersacker nor chambers. Would not go for him my self tho. Too risky

            1. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Kind a forgot Holding..

          • Dexy10
              4 months, 12 days ago

              A) Fabregas + Atsu

              B) Richarlison + Choupo

              1. RIDZ
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  not a fan of fab after he moved to Chelsea.

                  B

                • Skull And Gnomes
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    B

                • Old Gregg
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    Richarlson & Azpi

                    or

                    Choupo-Moting & Alonso

                    1. RIDZ
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        rich & azp

                      • FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          B for me.. rich has tough fixtures.. azpi has been.on a good streak but I think Alonso is going to get more points.. also.think.chopper will outscore rich in the next 3-4 gw

                          1. Old Gregg
                              4 months, 12 days ago

                              Thanks. I think this is my preference too

                        • RIDZ
                            4 months, 12 days ago

                            need answer

                            I have 2 FT, if I only use 1, will it become 2 FT next week?

                            and if I don't use my 2 FT this week, will it become 3 next week?

                            1. Pranav Santhosh
                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                If you use one you will have 2 next week. 2 is the max you can have

                              • Skull And Gnomes
                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                  yes
                                  no

                                • thewhitepele
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                  If you use 1 you will have 2 next GW. If you don't use any, you will still have only 2 next GW.
                                  Use one or two this GW.

                                  1. RIDZ
                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                      thanks mate

                                  2. Ghost Gooner
                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                      1st question is how it works. You don't get 3 if you don't use them

                                      1. RIDZ
                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                          thanks, I'll use it now

                                    • thewhitepele
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                      Ok one more shot at this WC thingy:

                                      Elliot Pope
                                      Davies Otamendi Cedric Mee Naughton
                                      Coutinho Silva Richarlison Choupo Tarroll
                                      Kane Jesus Vardy

                                      Only concern is possible weak(ish)ness of midfield..
                                      1.0m ITB for possible Jesus -> Kun

                                      1. Old Gregg
                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                          I cannot see Kun playing personally this week. The also have a massive CPL game v napioli mid-week. It's not worth the risk.

                                          However, Wait for press conference for final clarification.

                                          You could make your defence stronger.

                                          Naughton > Jones.

                                          1. thewhitepele
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                            Cheers! Have Jones currently but not sure if I want to keep him as he has awful fixtures coming up..

                                      2. hogree
                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                          Judge my final WC draft?

                                          Fab - Eliott
                                          Luiz - Maguire - Bavies - Dunk (Wimmer)
                                          Silva - Hazard - Richarlison (Carroll - RLC)
                                          Jesus - Kane - Vardy

                                          1. Skull And Gnomes
                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                              guilty

                                            • Slater_7
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                              Like it, similar to mine.

                                            • thewhitepele
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                              Looks good, Pope rotates better with Elliot than Fab don't you think?

                                              1. hogree
                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                  Don't want to have to transfer a keeper out before Jan tbh (whiich could happen with Pope) and Fab & Eliott have got a solid rotation schedule i reckon.

                                                  Was tempted for Ryan but Dunk in defence decided it

                                                  1. thewhitepele
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Solid reply, gl!

                                            • Krisbee
                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                Kola to Alonso, Azpi, Walker or Otemndi worth a hit?!¬

                                                1. Dacra
                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Thinking the same. I dont field 11 if he doesnt play..

                                                  • nevins84
                                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Ive read Kola is expected to play has there been more news or are the doubts just based in the early sub in the international game?

                                                  • nevins84
                                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                                      I have 2fts 0.0m itb and I'm not sure where to use them,I would go -4 if the moves were good enough, any opinions on what to look at would be much appreciated..

                                                      Elliot
                                                      Bavies Kola Mee
                                                      Erik Miki Salah Atsu
                                                      Carroll Lukaku Atsu

                                                      Foster Carroll Schindler Rangel

                                                      Im thinking it may be time to shift Miki to maybe Silva

                                                      1. nevins84
                                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Kane*** not Atsu up top

                                                        • laveshp
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Wow, theres a 2nd Atsu?

                                                          1. nevins84
                                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Yes hes nicknamed Harold lol

                                                          2. laveshp
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            4 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Arsenal's defence is not looking too good, I would personally take Kola out. Mhki seems to be the one everyone is ditching this week so I guess thats an option (But i'm keeping mine as it would prove a FREE differential in my mini league).

                                                            In form teams look to be Man City and Chelsea for now, and you dont have cover for either of them 🙂 Hope that helps!

                                                            1. nevins84
                                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                Thanks for the reply, food for thought

                                                          3. Sims
                                                              4 months, 12 days ago

                                                              looks like alli might avoid a drop tonight too.

                                                              seemed impossible after his blank vs huddersfield. hopefully gets a goal tomorrow

                                                            • RIDZ
                                                                4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                I often pick Captain who get 2nd rank in Captain Poll. Even though not sure Jesus would play 90min, he made 2 goals with only 56min against Liverpool. Jesus would brace for sure!
                                                                Moreover, Kane performances still unsure at Wembley.

                                                              • Dexy10
                                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  Subject to any further developments in pressers I think i have settled on this....

                                                                  Thoughts?

                                                                  Fabianski
                                                                  Ward Otamendi VVD Davies
                                                                  Hazard Silva Richarlison
                                                                  Kane Jesus Vardy

                                                                  Elliot Choupo-M RLC Humenier

                                                                • Coffee-Geek
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  It seems to me that there are two really good reasons for using the first wildcard.

                                                                  1. When your teams is full of injurys and awful players and you would happily swap 5+ of them.

                                                                  2. To take advantage of a major shift in information we have about major players. This could be Kane being injured for 3 months, or a very cheap player suddenly becoming a must have points machine. With this extra information, it is then possible to spread your funds accordingly, and set up your team structure for the next 2-3 months.

                                                                  The one thing you want in this second senatio is some certainty about big players. The one thing you don’t want is uncertainty about big players.

                                                                  I can’t help but feel a lot of people have triggered their wildcard this week at exactly the wrong time. There is more uncertainty around a lot of big players than at any point except gw1.

                                                                  Surely it pays to wait until there is a clear sense of who the must have 5 or 6 players are. I still don’t think we are there yet.

                                                                  1. john terrys dog
                                                                      4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      yeah we have a new article now

                                                                  2. Jimjam
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    4 months, 12 days ago

                                                                    A) Fabianski, Mee, Hazard

                                                                    B) Forster, Azpilicueta, Sterling

                                                                  3. Deano
                                                                      4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                      Ia Antonio to Hazard worth -4 with no other Chelsea players?

                                                                    • El Nino -The Kid
                                                                        4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                        How about a Kane Lacazette Lukaku frontline?
                                                                        Then Laca> Morata (Next week)
                                                                        Lukaku > Kun( The week after)

                                                                      • SerieD
                                                                          4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                          GTG?
                                                                          Foster(Elliot)
                                                                          Jones, Cedric, Bertrand, Vertonghen(Mee)
                                                                          Choupo-Moting, Alli, Ramsey, Salah(Atsu)
                                                                          Kane, Kaku(Ayew)

                                                                          0,4ITB 1FT

                                                                          Tips? Thanks!

                                                                          1. SUPER 11
                                                                              4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                              Play Mee over Choupo

                                                                              1. Orange Roughy
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                +1

                                                                          2. bordalo
                                                                              4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                              KRULL & ELLIOT??

                                                                              or krull is never going to play??

                                                                            • kumast
                                                                                4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                Pope or fabianski? (Have elliot).

                                                                              • SUPER 11
                                                                                  4 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Tripper or Aurier? who will play