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Why Mark has played his FPL Wildcard for Gameweek 3

We can reveal that Mark Sutherns has played his Wildcard for Gameweek 3 of the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League season.

Joe spoke to him in the latest episode of ScoutCast Extra Time on Friday afternoon to find out his reasons for hitting the button and making a raft of changes.

You can watch that video below or on our YouTube channel.

Mark explained that a lot of his decision revolved around how volatile the transfer market has been since Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.2m) hat-trick in Gameweek 2.

With managers all over the world chopping and changing Mark was faced with a situation where several of his original assets were facing price falls, and those he wanted to replace them with were going in the opposite direction.

Joe made the case for sticking with Mark’s original Gameweek 2 team but it will definitely be an all-new line-up in Gameweek 3.

In our latest edition of ScoutCast Extra Time, Mark takes us through two different teams he is considering before Saturday’s 11:30am deadline – one with Eden Hazard (£10.5m) and one without.


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3,944 Comments Post a Comment
  1. threeputt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I suppose there is no chance AWB will drop in the next gameweek ? He would be an ideal replacement for my Peltier next week but 0.1 short annoyingly atm

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      the chances are less than zero I'd say. More likely to rise than anything tbh

    2. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nope, once that flag clears he'll be fine unless theres an injury

      Only thing to cling on to is that he'll be flagged Sat evening too as palace play sunday

    3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I don't understand why anyone would sell him.

      1. Maneonthemap
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Probably think he’s out for three games due to straight red, I didn’t know the rule about professional foul either

  2. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone considering Gross from next week? Apart from gw 7 I like his fixtures attacking wise from gw 4 till 16 or so.

    1. doublyG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Spurs in gw6 doesnt look great here. I might get him in in 8 or 9

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It's at home though.. Brighton at home are a totally different beast than they are away

        1. TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Depending on when I wild card then he'll be in the picture

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice differential.

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      On my radar. Brighton could be a good option with those fixtures

    4. Demel
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I had him in GW1. Traded him to Maddison once KDB was out as I needed the cash for Hazard. He is still a great option. I would consider a transfer of Pogba > Gross.

  3. Torres76
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play

    1. Foster - Home to Palace

    2. Emerson - Away to Wolves

    Cheers

    1. Konnamoi
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1. Emerson is not likely to start

    2. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ederson

    3. Maneonthemap
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Assume you mean Ederson- in which case 2

    4. ARJEI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1

  4. Everyday im Schneiderlin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    0.5 in bank any ideas how to use it
    A upgrade fabianski 
    B upgrade shaw
    C other?
    fabianski hamer
    mendy alonso trippier shaw wan bis
    salah bsilva pedro richarlison neves
    zaha aguero arnoutovich

  5. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Sanchez -> Hazard (-4) ??

    1. doublyG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Could pay off

      1. doublyG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        With Hazard being given 50-60 according to Sarri could do with getting for free next week

    2. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sanchez > Anyone (-4)

    3. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wait and see.

  6. Yer Dad
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Just watched the Face Tube thing and really enjoyed the interview in relation to The Leader's wildcard. I remember the old days when you told your mates you had bought in Gary Birtles but had really got in Kenny Dalglish to throw them off the scent. Now, we tell everyone what we doing. Just for the record, i wildcarded and got in Hazard before i watched it.

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice one

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice to see an old face back.

      Yes, it does seem odd these days, videos of Mark telling us his transfers before he's done them.

      1. Yer Dad
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hi Denial. Thought i would take it serious this year as in some big cash leagues and fresh meat leagues. This is the best place to come. I have had to register so many social media accounts to keep up to speed in FPL nowadays the missus has stopped talking to me as she thinks i am on online bingo again. Its great to be back.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Welcome back. It's a bit different around here. Like when your local pub gets renovated into some trendy new wine bar. Still some good sorts and decent advice knocking about thought. Good luck with your season.

  7. Scout15
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ok guys final question. Please check it out.

    A) Hennessey-Hammer
    Mendy-Alonso-TAA-AWB-Bennett
    Mane-Hazard-Mkhi-Richa-Kante
    Kun-Auba-Ings
    Or
    B). Ederson-Hammer
    Mendy-Alonso-Robbo-AWB-Pereira
    Mane-Pedro-Mkhi-Richa-Kante
    Kun-Auba-Mitro

    1. Scout15
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Or some mixture:)

    2. ROLLING THE DICE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B IMO

      1. Scout15
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        So be it. Cheers!

  8. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bernardo Silva > Mkhi worth a free transfer?

    1. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If you have 2 in hand no other pressing concerns

      1. Puzzle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Already used one.

    2. sergeblanco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Maybe but really don't see the need as of yet...

    3. NLB
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Have considered same move, but holding fire this week.

    4. Ganso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It's not a bad move but I'm personally giving him another week. We will know more about Arsenal versus weaker opposition then as well.

  9. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any chance we can get the CIty lineup before the deadline? Some reliable accounts?

    Really fear BSilva benched, but used my transfers.

    1. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      There’s always rotation risk with all city players
      Why particularly the bilva fear?

    2. NLB
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don't take a -4 to remove Bilva

  10. NLB
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Boring GK question: anyone gone for an 8.5 pairing? Getting rid of DDG for a 4.5 to pair with Hamer (4.0) and save funds for a future transfer.

    It's between Begovic (Bournemouth) and Patricio (Wolves) at the moment. Think Patricio is a better GK, but Begovic has great fixtures.

    Any thoughts?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I've been on Ryan and Button from the start and intend to stay that way

      1. NLB
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Good shout- Brighton with Liverpool, Spurs, Man City in next 5 puts me off Ryan for now though. Should get plenty of save points though, and their run from GW7 on is awesome.

    2. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Its risky to rely on one 4.5 keeper every week - Hamer is not nailed.

  11. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A few predictions this week
    Eriksen to haul
    King to haul
    Salah to haul
    Mane to blank
    Richarlison to blank
    Mendy to blank

    1. Pete Price The Lizard
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Eriksen owner hoping he hauls

  12. Pete Price The Lizard
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on bringing in Doucoure next three fixtures look nice and think Watford can cause one upset in them at the least

  13. 1 Flew Over Lukakus Nest
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    how's my team looking? both FTs used. anything worth a minus 4?

    Pickford (Hamer)

    Alonso Robertson Mendy (WB, Peltier)

    Fraser Richarlison Salah Mane (Stephens)

    Kun Tosun Zaha

    1. ARJEI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      GTG

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    G2G?

    Ederson
    Bailly - VVD - Alonso
    Richarlison - Kante - Bernardo - Mane
    Zaha - Aguero - Aubameyang(c)

    Foster - McArthur - Lascelles - AWB

  15. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm sure I'm not the first to ask but is Bennett nailed for Wolves?

    1. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dont think so. Or Id swap Boly

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No. Dendoncker lurks.

    3. child of God
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He is for now bt not sure how long it'll last

  16. Super Zlatan8
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Swap Kane for Aubameyang for next 4 fixtures?

  17. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Not getting the Hazard love.
    Sure he has been a good asset from time to time but never a season keeper in all his years in the EPL
    Chelsea have good fixs and i get that but its a lot of money for someone who may not start and certainly does not always finish games.
    Ppl on wild cards without Salah just to have Hazard??
    I am all for punts and differentials but think this will end in tears

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think it has a lot to do with the freedom he'll get under Sarri.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      a smidgeon overpriced for me

  18. Gooner49
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on playing my wildcard to go for:

    Ederson
    Cedric/Mendy/Mee/Van Aahnholt
    Salah (C)/Mane/Richarlison/Kante
    Aguero/Aubameyang

    Subs: Hamer/Guendouzi/Wan Bissaka/Kamara

    It'd leave me with £0.1 in the bank

    1. Gooner49
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Currently don't have Salah, Aubameyang or Mendy, but have a slightly stronger bench and midfield in terms of value.

  19. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) max 11
    Ederson 4
    Alonso Mendy Taa/awb 4
    Mo Mkhi Richi Pedro 4.5
    Aguero Auba Ings

    B) Stonger bench
    Hennessey/Fabri
    Alonso Mendy Taa/awb 4
    Mo Mkhi Richi Pedro (Kanye)
    Aguero Auba Ings

  20. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) Pickford & PVA
    B) Hennessey & Coleman

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A for me

  21. That Posh Bloke
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    After GW1: ‘Mikhi out for Bilva’
    After GW2: ‘Bilva out for Mikhi’
    After GW3: ...

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wildcard city

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It's okay, by GW17 we'll all be too busy fighting over canned goods cos of Brexit to care as much.

  22. SoccerBoi69
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    TRIPSY OR BENJAMIN DAVIES PLS?

    Thank you.

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Trip on some fks

      1. SoccerBoi69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        From what little I've read, Bavies could be slightly less of a rotation risk. My only concern. (I realise they're both risks. BUT I DON'T CARE.)

  23. Dillonb93
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to bring in...
    A) Tomkins
    B) Schlupp

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A as nailed

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        ^what this fine upstanding gentleman said

    2. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Personally would go with Tomkins

  24. United84
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who to bench this week??

    Fraser
    Ings
    Zaha

    Thanks guys!

    1. kalmoffit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fraser

  25. Mikei
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play Fraser, Wilson or both?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      who losses out if both?

      1. Mikei
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ederson Hamer
        Alonso Rob Mendy (Tomkins, AvB)
        Fraser Mo Mané Rich Mikhy
        Aguero Ings Wilson

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          damn... that's a tough 1!!! so drop one of ings, fraser or Wilson... id nearly say fraser… but really unsure

    2. Pete Price The Lizard
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Botb

  26. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    coleman @ 92.1% to drop... will he make it to the morning @ 5.5?

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      60/40 yes

  27. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    All set for the week with a -4.
    Good luck lads.

    Foster
    Alonso - Mendy - Robertson
    Salah(C) - Mane(vC) - Richarlison - Mkhitaryan
    Kun - Zaha - Ings

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      GL 😉

  28. Jässi
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    2 FT for this GW:

    Hamer (De Gea)
    Mendy - Robertson - Shaw (Bednarek, AWB)
    Salah - Mane - Richarlison - B.Silva (McDonald)
    Aguero - Mitrovic - King

    A) King -> Ings, Bednarek -> Schlupp
    B) King -> Ings, Bednarek -> Tomkins
    C) De Gea -> Cech, Bednarek -> Pereira

    Opinions? Thanks!

  29. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Wolves vs City, Arsenal vs West Ham, Liverpool vs Brighton, KSI dropping Logan. Not a bad Saturday that.

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I hope Deji wins but he seems so bad.

  30. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    2 FTs and 0 ITB and no idea what to do:

    Foster Fabianksi
    Mendy Robertson PVA AWB Peltier
    Bilva Salah Mane Richarlison Stephens
    Aguero Arnie King

    Thoughts appreciated!

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      King out and upgrade Peltier

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      solid team... Bilva out maybe?

    3. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Similar to mine. I'm looking to take King out to get Alonso in to replace Shaw as my 3rd defender. Rest is the same.

    4. Jas_sid
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Change Bilva to Makhi, imo. The playing eleven looks solid. Would save 1 FT for next week, since things may be more clear depending on the performance of some of the budget strikers this week.

    5. Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Peltier to Bennet
      king to Ings
      Bilva to Mikhi

      Really you don’t know what to do?

    6. ARJEI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      King is the King, Norway hey, hey......