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Scoutcast Episode 275 – Thirties

With scores all in the thirties, Gameweek 13 was one to forget for the Scoutcast crew.

After forcing themselves to relive this dire set of points, Az, David, Luke and Joe dust themselves off and look ahead to better times.

Manchester City’s wealth of midfield options come under particular scrutiny during the community questions segment. A total of 44 points from David Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling against West Ham last weekend makes this is a group of players that demand attention.

Tottenham’s emerging assets in the centre of the park have also caught the community’s collective eye.

Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen all impressed in the north London side’s victory over Chelsea at the weekend. However, the Scoutcast crew are more interested in their premium-priced teammate Harry Kane to help them take advantage of Spurs’ kind set of festive fixtures.

Elsewhere, David reveals some notable team frailties and the players who are set to exploit them over December. Gylfi Sigurdsson is looking such a strong option in this regard that Joe wishes there could be two of the Everton set-piece specialist to draft into his squad.

Differentials, clean sheets, captaincy and transfer plans are also discussed. With the festive fixture list stepping up a gear, this covers both Gameweeks 14 and 15 as both take place during a frantic six-day block of Premier League matches starting this Friday.

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It is also worth mentioning that FFScout moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego has collected this latest episode’s timestamps to help find particular sections. This can be found as the top comment in the Youtube version.

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  1. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Have 2.3 ITB and 1 FT.

    Would you take a -4 over the next 2 weeks to do Salah, Kenedy & Ings to D. Silva, Camarasa & Kane?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      looks good on paper

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah it does. I’d still have Liverpool cover in Mane too. Would give a front 8 of:

        Mane, D.Silva, Martial Richarlison, Camarasa
        Kane, Aguero, Arnautovic

  2. RISING SON
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    What if Pep makes Sterling play in midfield again if either Bernardo or Gündogan or both are not fit this weekend. I don't see potential returns for Sterling in that position and also City won't keep a Clean Sheet.

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      tough to predict, too many possibilities to consider... lets just try to field best team from our side and hope for best 😮

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      IMO, Sterling in Midfield is a way better scenario than Sterling on the Bench!
      I bet if Sterling started at RB, he would still end up with more Penalty Area touches than everyone else besides Aguero!
      ...plus, why wouldn’t they keep a clean sheet? Bournemouth will either Knick 1 or not—no matter the personal

  3. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Thoughts here? 1ft 1.3 itb.

    -Fab
    -Alonso-Doherty-Robbo-Diop
    -Salah-Haz-Richa
    -Kun-Jimenez-Arnie
    ----Button---Camarasa--Fraser--Dignea

    a) Haz to Sane
    b) Diop to TAA
    c) Both for a hit.
    d) Save.

    Thanks a lot guys.

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Don’t switch Hazard this week, they’ve got Fulham at home.

      Diop to Delph maybe?

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        A better than 50 50 chance Haz on the bench.

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I’d do A
      ...Haz nursing an injury & Fulham-Revival underway!
      (Def wouldn’t bring in Delph over TAA(or waste a city slot w/ Delph—period! But bringing in TAA for the LFC Defensive-DoubleUp this week seems odd if you’re gonna start Richarlison imo?)

  4. Rinseboy
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Thoughts on Rich to Sane this week? or save FT?

    Pat
    AWB Robbo Alonso Doherty
    Has Salah Rich
    Aguero Arnie Jiminez
    Hamer Brooks Yedlin Hojberg.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Would save and have to to plan for midweek PL.

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Looks like a good move to me...
      But what are your plans with Hazard? More importantly; who do u want more (now, and after this GW)? Rich or Hazard?
      [Next week Idea if u do save the Transfer:
      ...Could do Haz & Jimenez > to Sané/Sterling & Mitro?]

  5. sentz05
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Laca out Vardy in?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      nah, laca in

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I’m hoping to bring Laca IN after gw15...

  6. GAMBIT
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    I think I've got it:

    This week: Salah, Richarlison > Mane, David Silva

    Next week: Hazard, Aguero > Sterling, Kane -4

    I have 0.3itb wiggle room after this week's transfers so I can afford some price changes and still be able to do next week's transfers

    1. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Good plan

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I don’t really understand the logic of Dropping Salah, but bringing in Mané?
      Form over last 4+ gw’s Says that Salah is def worth 3mil more than Mané!! ...also, if u are cool w/ dropping Salah(which I am 75% sure of doing this week), why would u want Mané?
      [ALTERNATIVE IN This Week= DeleAlli & Sané]

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I like it but I’d keep Richarlison and roll one transfer to save the -4 and leave yourself money in the bank. After Liverpool, Everton have 2 home games against Newcastle & Watford. Richarlison is still a great option as a nailed out of position player.

  7. NOMONEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    so many "aguero to kane in next gw" comments.. i struggle to understand why. yes spurs has a fixture swing coming up. but the guy cost 12.3(!) and got 1,2,2,7,5,6 in the last 6 games, which included cardiff, west ham, wolves and palace. why would you still want him?

    1. GAMBIT
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Historically does well over the Christmas period, Aguero is being outscored by Sterling and will probably be rotated whilst Kane is nailed

      1. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        This

      2. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Less competition for Aguero owners. He also costs more so people are downgrading elsewhere too.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm bored of having Aguero, so just want to add a new face and only player who i feel can match Kun is Kane, thats the only reason for me, dont know whether that will bring more point or not

      1. sentz05
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Auba

      2. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        this sounds like the reason for most

    3. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      The teams coming up are worse than those you mentioned. He & Spurs seem to have a hit a bit of form. Also he is one of the very few premium attackers you can expect to play every game when fit.

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        i can only bring him in if i am confident in giving him the armband, which im not sure at the moment

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Why pick 6 games? You could easily argue that he has scored 7,5,6 in the last 3 games vs 2 tough away teams and Chelsea and hence he is hitting some form. Plus spurs are looking better and you'd expect kane to get more minutes than most premiums over christmas.. Add to that they have amazing fixtures and I can totally see why ppl are considering a swap

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        i looked at those 6 cos they are most recent 6 games. i just mean i was expecting more from those games, at a least a double digit or two from a 12.0+ striker

    5. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I agree with you 100% @NoMoney!
      Could get burned; but after resent form & UCL, i’m liking Alli & Eriksen a lot more than Kane!! NTM, like 40% less owned. Plus, if either of them return, there is waaaay more room & Potential for their prices to soar!!
      (Also, to those ‘bored’ w/ Aguero; aren’t you swapping him for the ‘soon-to-be’ most boring striker?)

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        much prefer bored and steady than kane. i also think value lies in their mid or def, eriksen vs alli vs son looking very interesting

    6. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      have you listened to the scoutcast? there are good arguments to do it. aguero not performing away from home, and would rather get kane before he starts scoring. it's an easy downgrade to get aguero back in. i plan on getting sterling + sane to cover mci attack.

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        i havent actually, might give it a go

  8. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    When is the FFS cup draw being announced?

  9. sentz05
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Lacazette out Vardy in

    1. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Why would you want Vardy? I have him from gw7 (the last he returned as i benched last gw) and he has been terrible to own.

  10. Flynny
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Rob holding at 4.4m has started the last 7or 8 games for arsenal - and no one mentions him?

    I'm looking for a wildcard defender up to 4.6m. Is he worthy of inclusion?

    Other defenders are Alonso, TAA, awb and schindler

    Thanks

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      I’m looking at him for week 16. Whether he keeps his place long term is the main doubt but seems a decent budget punt.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Koscielny is returning very soon. He had 45 min for the reserve team recently and Sokratis has played better in the last game. Arsenal also keeping few clean sheets.

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Totally forgot about Koscielny!

    3. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Because he plays for Arsenal. I would go for the new wolves left back as I think they are still good defensively and have been unlucky.

      1. Flynny
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers.

        Yes vinagre an option.

        But jonny is due back reasonably soon isn't he??

    4. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Dunk, Yedlin, Digne, & new Wolves LB all seem like better options than a non-attacking ARS Defender imo

  11. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Thinking of ditching both Vardy and Fraser for Rondon and Sane for -4

    Do it ?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      My ML rival wants to do similar.
      Not Rondon though. Do you have Kane?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        I don't have Kane. If i need Kane then will have to save this week and bring him in next week.

        I have Hazard, Salah and Sterling. Hazard will probably go for Kane, or even Salah after the derby.

      2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        LMAO!
        Sorry mate, but seriously?
        “Not Rondón [5.8-ish]. Do you have Kane[12.4]”
        ...wtf?
        I know the site is more ‘Kane-Krazy’ than when spurs played Cardiff atm, but that’s almost a 7mil price difference!

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          I just love the way people"presume" on this site.
          It was a question about Kane, not getting Kane instead of Rondon without funds.
          If I spell it out for you.
          Vardy to Kane and downsize a mid. (A suggestion only)
          Please don't report me to the police.

        2. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          I am still smiling though

          1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 12 hours ago

            Cheers mate...
            it just looked kinda funny; and of course, taking the piss!
            I actually agreed with a couple of your other comments recently; and like your ideas & opinions on the reg.
            (PS Unless it’s a murder, I never call the cops! Lol)

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 12 hours ago

              Lighthearted banter. This site can lead to bandwagons I admit. (Without much thought needed)

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Rondon?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Yes, good fixtures, just not good enough but he has a knack of getting braces and a hatrick (last season). He is basically an enabler. Not interested?

  12. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Who do we think scores more this GW:

    A) Salah (EVE)
    B) Sané (BOU)

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Sane I’d guess.

    2. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Only if i knew

    3. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Sane. 3
      Salah 1

      1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        LOL!
        ...and Kane: 2

  13. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Bavies or bellarin the better option after next gw?

  14. skodaole2
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Any press conferences today? Benitez - Puel the important ones for my team hope they both say something useful.

  15. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Which option gw16.
    1.Sane,Richarlison,Aubameyang
    2.Sane,Son,Lacazette
    3.Sterling,Richarlison,Lacazette

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      1

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Prob 1 atm...but lot can change in 2 gw’s!
      (Think I’d try an option w/ DeleAlli or Eriksen instead of Son)

  16. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    How is this wc team for GW 15?

    Fabianski - Hamer

    Alonso - TAA - Balbuena - WB - Bednarek

    Hazard - Dsilva - Sane - Fraser - Stephens

    Kane - Auba - Jimenez

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Have a look at form.
      Not sure 2 heavy hitter forwards the way to go.
      Arsenal and Spurs rotation might make it hard to choose a captain.
      Mind you. First time I have seen Auba and Kane in the same side.

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Agree w/ KopKloppers...
      Also think that Hazard’s form vs Fulham will either slightly confirm or blowup those plans

    3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Also looking to WC in GW15, maybe even this week depending on Haz. Kane + Auba for me, although I'm planning Sterling + Sane.

  17. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Why do folks think Hazard will be benched this weekend? Just to preserve him for the busy period or is the ankle injury bad?

    Thought he was back training...

    Have the money to swap to Sterling

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      95% he starts. May have reduced minutes if Chelsea winning comfortably. Which anyways means points.

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  19. korbendallas82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 14 hours ago

    Hehe. I like myself drunk. I Got in an argument., story short, he tryed to use the old. Well he looks tired. Jady jada. Look who is rill awake.

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Still awake.

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        He was talking trash about United. Dont relly care. But he was so fake.

        1. korbendallas82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          I have him by the ropes. No worry

        2. Nascimento
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 43 mins ago

          Good to see you’re sticking up for United over there in Norway. Hehe

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 14 hours ago

      Def Drunk!!
      ...not sure I like reading (or trying to understand) it tho...lol

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Good for u. You need any soccer help, Ask me

  20. Numbuster
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Fabs Hart
    Alonso Robbo Doherty Bennett AWB
    Salah Richarlison Haz Fraser Martial
    Arnie Jimi Wilson

    planning:- FT 0, Bal 4.2
    Week15
    1) Salah + Fraser >> Sterling + Sane
    2) Haz >> Sterling

    which is better?

  21. mik-hail-tal
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Is Martial gonna start vs ManU ? Been reading a lot of negative stuff about his last few games...

      1. mik-hail-tal
          10 days, 13 hours ago

          vs Sou***

      2. United2603
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        Who is the best Midfield option under 5.4m??

        A. Paterson
        B. Kenedy
        C Mooy
        D Other (who)

      3. g40steve
          4 days, 46 mins ago

          Called it, Spurs cleanie gone

          1. Slouch87 On The Up
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 45 mins ago

            What a genius you are.