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Scoutcast Episode 263 – squads and strategies for FPL Gameweek 1

The start of the new season is just days away and the Scoutcast crew are still full of doubts about their 15-man Fantasy Premier League squads.

Andy, Az, David and Mark join me to mull over our likely strategies for the start of the 2018/19 campaign as well as reveal our current line-ups.

Across our 82-minute chat, a consensus emerges on backing Manchester City and Liverpool premium assets. But that could all change depending on tomorrow’s transfer deadline day deals and surprise team news.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth look set to supply our teams with a supporting cast of bargain enablers due to favourable fixtures. Well, for now at least.

But the groupthink soon breaks down when we discuss forward options, with Mark looking exclusively for value up top, while the rest of us are more keen to splash our cash.

The hive-mind soon returns at the end as we reveal our top choice for the Gameweek 1 armband, so to help those daring to shun a certain Egyptian we also offer up a host of alternative captaincy options.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday evening. 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.

Also, this week we are publishing a series of videos looking in detail at each of the Scoutcast regulars’ current Gameweek 1 line-ups.

Rate My FPL Team #1 – Bargain Hunting at Crystal Palace

Rate My FPL Team #2 – Maximum Man City and Liverpool

Rate My FPL Team #3 – Daring to be Salah-less

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  1. Tornado
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) De gea and rich

    Or

    B) Patricio and siggy

    1. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A by an absolute country mile.

      1. Tornado
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Issue is siggy was my secret weapon

        Was thinking patricio could be 30-40 off ddg at end of season and siggy would take pens corners etc and surpass that

        1. Greek Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I like the idea of what you're saying but it is very punty. Boom or bust going against Rich and DDG for those 2

  2. Jcob
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Good to go or need some fixin?
    Pls help..

    Alisson
    Kabasele Smalling Daniels
    Moura Salah Sanchez Fraser
    King Aguero Firmino

    Hamer W-B Peltier Gunnarsson

  3. ZACTAY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Kompany likely to start this weekend? Or is he even nailed to start after this week?

    1. Doctorstrange
      2 months, 15 days ago

      He won’t start

  4. Tornado
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) Sanchez, jota and wan bissaka

    Or

    B) Mane, bsilva and shaw

    1. Tornado
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Or actually just sanchez and jota vs mane and bsilva

      Also have salah

      1. Jcob
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        mane and bsilva

  5. Captain Roberto
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What with the rules for shirt pulling from corners there are sure to be more penalties this season.

    The big clubs who the Refs are on player first name terms with will get loads and their penalty guys will rack up the goals.
    The smaller clubs that are bombarded with pressure from relentless corners will have goalies facing 50 penalties a season... got to make a few more saves.

  6. Felice
    2 months, 15 days ago

    New group FPL in whatsapp... Link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/2AcfIAOW6MqKlwSz0RfdWC

    1. Shiva_Destroyer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Is it cash league?

  7. LSP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Most nailed on 4.5 mid?

    1. salazar1963
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Stevens BRI

    2. Doctorstrange
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Stephens brighton

  8. No Pirlo No Party
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A) PVA - Mkhitaryan - Zaha
    B) Tomkins - B Silva - King
    C) A combination of the above

    Thoughts lads?

  9. Shiva_Destroyer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone knows of any cash leagues I can join? Also, I am managing a cash league with $45 buy in for a season, top 3 prizes. Let me know anyone is interested in joining. So far 7 people confirmed.

    1. AM
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Interested

      1. Shiva_Destroyer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Send me an email at shivanand.atre@gmail.com

    2. KD1999
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Interested! How do I get the money to you?

      1. Shiva_Destroyer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Contact me at: shivanand.atre@gmail.com

        We have a WhatsApp group where all details are shared.

  10. avolaris
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Can i have some feedback for my squad please?

    Ederson (Speroni)
    Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Cedric (Daniels, Wan-Bissaka)
    Mane, Sane, Hazard, Neves (Stephens)
    Aguero, Firmino, Zaha

    Wouldn't mind hearing some thoughts on better backup players or choices you would go with.
    Cheers 🙂

  11. Team Forza
    2 months, 15 days ago

    RMT
    Patricio
    Shaw Mendy TAA
    Mane sane Jorginho Richarlison
    Aguero auba firmino

    Boruc bissa Peltier neves

  12. Team Forza
    2 months, 15 days ago

    HELP RMT, new to FPL! Itb 0.5

    Patricio
    Shaw Mendy TAA
    Mane sane Cairney Richarlison
    Aguero auba firmino

    Boruc bissa Peltier neves

  13. And nothing else Mata'…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Hi, im looking for a reason for not to double up on Chelseas defence with Luiz and Alonso.
    Can anyoone help?

  14. Pringle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who do you prefer? Bailly or Coleman?

  15. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Neves or cairney as my bench player?

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    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 days ago

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  17. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What are your thoughts?

    Fabianski (Forster)
    Robertson, Mendy, Tomkins
    Salah, Mane, Mahrez, Cairney
    Zaha, Aguero, Arny

    Schindler, Stephens, Peltier