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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. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Salah->Silva?

    1. Pranav Santhosh
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yes but bring him back g/w 10.

    3. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      no

    4. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      thanks all

  2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    3.5hrs til AGUEROOOOOOO

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      This

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      More like 29 hours 😉

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      you're not going to find out anything about Kun today. He's going to say he's in training and much like my granny said when I asked about pudding before tea, WAIT AND SEE

      1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        aguero

    4. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      350 hours would be ideal, at least brought time to bring Morata back!

  3. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    To say I wasn't that unhappy with my team beforehand, after I have played my wildcard and now settled on my squad, only three players remain intact that I had previously owned:

    Kane, Eriksen and Elliot.

    Interesting.

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Wow, so you didn't rate 12 players? Do you have Liverpool/Man U players

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        No that I didn't rate them. I've ditched some Very good picks, but in my mind it was time to move forward and make a change on them. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't.

        I just have Cout from Liv/Man U.

  4. Hasselbaink Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Last bit of WC (Until late pressers perhaps)

    Forster / Elliot
    Bavies / Azpi / Jones / Ward / _____
    Eriksen / Silva / C-Moting / RLC / ______
    Kane / Jesus / Joselu

    About 13m to spend

    A) Otamendi & Fabregas
    B) Maguire & Sterling
    F) Something else

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. 1Banksy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Misteak
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

      1. Hasselbaink Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers all

  5. Ghost Gooner
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    So glad I don't have one day to weigh up so many decisions 😎

    Rose and Lamela back in training putting Davies' and Alli's game time at risk soon

    Wolverine activating his healing genes and diminishing Jesus' appeal

    Morata back soon making Hazard irrelevant again

    Is it wise to invest in Chelsea defense without Kante and CL games kicking in

    Pogba rumoured to be back by GW10 might mean keeping Lukaku is the way to go

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      on what evidence does Morata make Hazard irrelevent?

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        He has looked at the total points for the season. Probably doesn't even know Hazard has been out injured, especially as he thinks Alli is a rotation risk because of Lamela.

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Alli is of form, he will get dropped when Lamela is fit

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            alli off form > lamela on form

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Lamela is lamentable. 😉

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Morata v Haz would most likely be Morata winning most ownership. Haz is not a realible captain pick

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Away no. At home I believe he's a decent captain pick.

        2. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          erm, Hazard is the epitomy of a reliable captain pick

    2. LC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Allis game time at risk lol

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        When Lamela gets up to speed Alli is getting dropped

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Um. Nah. Rested a bit maybe but not dropped.

          1. Ghost Gooner
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Alli has been the worst attacking player this season, unlike Kane (when he was not scoring) he isn't doing the right things.

            Poch will put him out of the firing line when Lamela is fit

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          I'm sorry but I hope this is a wind up. Please don't fool yourself or other in to believing there is any truth in this.

          Alli isn't in his best form for sure. But he's still an integral part of the Spurs team and the only games he will miss will be the odd rest or any suspensions he picks up.

          1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Out of form - Might get dropped 😉

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Did Kane get dropped in August?

              1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 14 days ago

                😉 = wind up and, you're wound up

    3. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Realistically a big 3 (exc. Morata) plus Hazard is the way to go IMO.

      Pogba is irrelevant.

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        How is Pogba irrelevant when he was returning well?

        1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Defensive mid - I don't believe the hype at all.

    4. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Most of this post is trip especially as Lamela doesn't put Alli's game time at risk whatsoever.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Tripe*

    5. J T
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      What a load of rubbish :')

  6. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Morning team.

    With Mane out how will this affect Liverpool's lineup going forward - will Coutinho play behind Sturridge?

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Guesswork right now

    2. Johqvist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Coutinho is just as likely to play either LW or LCM.

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    For what it's worth the RMT tool likes my WC 😎

    Before Transfers: 100.7m, 56.01, 52.21, 48.87, 54, 51.4, 57.37.
    TOTAL=319.86

    After Transfers: 100.8m, 64.76, 62.54, 52.28, 58.51, 49.42, 56.58.
    TOTAL=344.08

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sadly, that is not necessarily a good thing ... 😕

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        😆 true! A 24+ increase suggests I'm heading in the right direction anyways:)

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Are you gonna get rid of RLC?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Unsure. He looks decent from what I've seen and as they said on Scoutcast, how many 4.5m no.10's are you going to get! i know your not a fan though, but a goal or 2 and assist and he'll be 4.8 before you know it

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah. And, if it ever happens, it will be when he is third on your bench.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 14 days ago

                I might have made 0.2m to play with when I flog him though

    2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Awesome! I've lost 10 points.......

    3. Always Captain Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I had Alli, took him out on WC and FFFix is telling me to sign Alli :-0

    4. Johqvist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Coutinho is just as likely to play either LW or LCM.

      1. Johqvist
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Fail

  8. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    a) Luiz and Simpson
    b) Stones and Cedric

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Can you get all four?

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      b

  9. Pellegrini Falcon
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I have Lukaku, Brady and Vardy.

    A. Lukaku to Kun this week (if Pep confirms he's fit), and Vardy to Morata next week (or whenever he's fit)
    B. Lukaku and Brady to Jesus and Silva for a hit, would have to keep Vardy

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Save bredren

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      hold hold hold too much uncertainty this week. don't trust the pep presser, he could start without either striker (which he has said he WILL do this season)

  10. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Forster
    Cedric / Maguire / Naughton
    D.Silva / Sterling / Salah / Xhaka
    Kane (c) / Lukaku / Vardy

    Elliot; Jones, TC, Mbemba

    good to go?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Don't like Xhaka

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yep. Not a great fan of Maguire, and I fear that Swansea are on the rocks. 4 games left for Forster. Beautiful midfield. Keep a weather eye on Iwobi.

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah I have buyers remorse with both Maguire and Naughton to be honest. Hopefully I'll have some oxygen next few gameweeks to fix my defenders. Xhaka could go down to RLC and free up a million.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Don't have regrets concerning Maguire. I am a massive fan of him - Leicester haven't played particularly well, with some hard fixtures on top of that but he has still managed to get one (two?) CS, 1 goal and 2 assists and their fixtures are turning for the better.

          I have Maguire and he is going absolutely nowhere

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Upgrading Naughton and dealing with Xhaka are two of my priorities. Maguire gets a stay of execution for now.

        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Crikey, don't do that!!! At least keep him until GW 10, or swap to Iwobi.

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            a million could go a long way in defence. Now sure i have faith in any sub 6.0 midfielders.

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Well, think about GWs 10 & 11 - they are gonna be very tricky for most on here.

              1. Jeanz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 14 days ago

                What's with the Iwobi love? What am I not seeing?

  11. jimmy.floyd
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Forster
    Cedric Bailly Kolasinac
    Salah Gross Ramsey Eriksen
    Kane Kaku Abraham

    Elliot Tarroll Duffy Mbemba
    1 ft, 0.4 itb

    Ditch
    1 Bailly
    or
    2 Kolasinac

    for

    A Stones
    B Otamendi
    C Luiz
    D Walker
    E Cahill

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Wait until Arsenal presser. I'd go B if Kola's out.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Or have they already had press conference?

  12. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Really need Ritchie and Kola to play.

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Why would Ritchie not play?

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        He's been flagged. Probably a 'IB injury.'

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Ah. Cheers. 🙂

  13. Always Captain Kun
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    NO CHEATING

    Which 3.9% owned differential is currently the 6th most transferred in player right now?

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford?

      1. J T
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Or haz?

        1. Always Captain Kun
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Baller! (him not you!)

          1. J T
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 14 days ago

            xD

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      haz?

  14. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    What are people doing with Kola?

    Keeping or switching to someone like Otamendi / Luiz / Maguire?

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I'm actually tempted to lose him for a hit and get a City/Chelsea defender in

    2. Athletico Timbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Keep

  15. Salarrivederci
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    List your differentials (< 5% ownership) playing this week!

    Hazard, March, Wood

    Let's go! Can't w8 for tomorrow!

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Trippier and Holding FTW

    2. Misteak
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Trippier

    3. EMERGING STAR
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Mariappa !
      Playing ? oh..no..

  16. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    TV : 102.4
    SV: 101.0

    Wooop wooop ... wish I had my wc though.

    1. Pranav Santhosh
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      TV 101.3
      SV 100.3 seriously behind most people in terms or SV :/

    1. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      i don't think conte will risk playing him with champions league in midweek

  17. 1Banksy
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Fab
    Stones Yoshida Fernandez Mee
    Hazard Sterling Gross
    Lukaku Kane Jesus
    Elliot, Davis Taroll Mariappa
    Any recommendations?

  18. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Fantasy draft, bench one;

    A) Kola (wat)
    B) Salah (MNU)
    C) Chicarito (bur)

    1. 1Banksy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Wow that's tough my answer would depend on your current formation

    2. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      kola imo

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      C

    4. Oddjobleff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      C

  19. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Any chance of one more Aguero price drop before he comes back?

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      depends on todays presser

  20. davies
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    All set?

    0FT / 0.0 ITB

    Elliot
    Davies / Monreal / Jones / Cedric
    Eriksen / Salah / Sterling
    Kane (C) / Jesus / Vardy

    Foster / Carroll / Mbemba / RLC*

    Cheers.

    1. Always Captain Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      WC? How u getting Aguero next week?

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Who says aguero will play next week?

        1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Well he'll play tomorrow so it goes without saying really 😉

    2. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      gtg for the wweekend

  21. L9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    elliot
    jones cedric bavies
    salah atsu sterling richarlidson
    jesus kane(c) kaku

    foster suttner carrol rangel
    0ft
    gtg for the weekend ?

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bench is Iffy if a defender does not play.

  22. El Lobito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Ritiche > Richarlison or Fabregas?

    Draft team

    1. L9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      richarlidson more nailed

    2. Misteak
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Richardlison!

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

  23. shotgunnufc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    if fit thoughts on delph as 4.5mid option for next few gws? reverse oop but good fixtures and may get forward

  24. Misteak
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I did KdB > Sterling. Now do I do Long > Luiz / Otamendi for a (-4)?

    [thinking emoji]

  25. hogree
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Three dilemmas left for my WC

    A) Ritchie or B) Richarlison
    A) Kolasinac or B) Luiz
    A) Fabianski or B) Ryan

    1. 1Banksy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      BBA

    2. Hasselbaink Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      BBA

  26. slamdunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Really dont want to take a -4 so who to start this gw?

    A- Mooy
    B- T Carroll

    1. Misteak
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Mooy might score. Carroll almost certainly won't.

  27. William B Davis
      11 months, 14 days ago

      i feel it's almost essential to get hazard this week for some reason..

      Erieksen & firminio to Hazard and Rashford for -8?

      Or Firminio to Vardy for -4?

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Would keep Eriksen for Bournemouth

        1. William B Davis
            11 months, 14 days ago

            i did hint in my comment at a certain degree of unhingedness..

        2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          haha this is hilarious.

        3. boc610
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          no goals and no assists in four is not essential

      2. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Mata or Fabregas or Ritchie for draft?

        Currently on Mata. He scored last game and his stats this season have been strong.

      3. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Really tempted with an attack of:

        Salah, Sterling, Richarlison, Choupo-Moting
        Kane, Lukaku, Aguero

        1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Sorry Ben you missed a load of players out (you need 15)

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Krul, Elliot
            Davies, Jones, Naughton, Mee, Mbemba
            Salah, Sterling, Richarlison, Choupo-Moting, Carroll
            Kane, Lukaku, Aguero

            1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Decent mate! Would be tempted personally by Salah to Hazard, Richarlson downgrade

        2. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Insanely good

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Hope you have a good sub for Aguero this week.

            1. OldBenKenobi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 14 days ago

              Won't do this until next GW

        3. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          You in the 'Aguero starts' camp too?

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Doing this next GW