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Scoutcast Episode 277 – Surviving

Two Gameweeks in the space of just a few days meant there were plenty of team sheet surprises for Fantasy managers this week.

Despite the likes of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah missing out on a starting berth for one match, the Scoutcast crew just about survived Gameweeks 14 and 15.

Harry Kane was the hero for Az, Luke and Joe, who handed the Spurs man the armband for a 24-point haul against Southampton on Wednesday.

But it was a mixed set of fixtures for Andy. He captained Sterling for an 18-point return against Bournemouth but was left heartbroken when the winger failed to take to the pitch against Watford on Tuesday.

The crew take stock of this week’s line-ups when weighing up their Gameweek 16 transfer and captaincy plans.

They also find time to consider an overhaul of their forward line ups, after it emerged that well-owned West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is set for a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Bargain hunting among the ranks of Fulham, who have strong fixtures on the horizon, is also on the bill.

In addition, the crew ponder the lessons they’ve learned this season. A failure to invest more heavily in Manchester City’s potent attack haunts Joe, who had his own survival mission this edition as he battled through a cold.

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  1. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Captain ?
    A. Kane
    B. Aubameng
    C. Sterling

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Lol Sterling against Chelsea?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 14 days ago

        I don’t think Chelsea have looked like a fortress of late - can see sterling easily getting a goal

      2. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        We will smash them they are sheit.

        Sterling v Luiz after Alonso is stuck up field. Gold.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          just like how sterling got a beautiful 2 pointer vs a utd team of young lindelof smalling loll

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Aubameyang

      VC Kane

    3. Timon
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Auba is the one I think

    4. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      C

    5. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Auba (C) , Sterling (VC)

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B

    8. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      sterling loll

      1. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Wont be loling when he smashes a brace in...

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          yes he will smash bracee everymatch and get 38 goal this season and beat messi's calendar year record.Just stop it

    9. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      b

  2. Timon
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Because of Gomez's Injury, does it make life easier for a Lovren owner?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Nothing will make your life easier as a lovern owner except maybe getting rid.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 14 days ago

        This, the best CB in the world needs some time out to rest his big head

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Definitely

  3. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Gtg here guys? Thanks.

    Patricio
    Doherty Robbo Digne
    Sane Hazard Richarlison Anderson
    Wilson Kane Lacazette(c)

    Hamer Paterson Yedlin Holebas

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Am I chopped liver these days?

      Help please guys. Been a rough few weeks til this one just passed.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Looks good to me

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks. Many questions recently.
        Dont likeWilson long term. Will get Mitro maybe .No sterling. Digne hasnt paid off. Less than exciting bench. Would prefer Auba over Lac but money.

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Kolas over Digne? Thats what I am doing, then might bring Digne back in gw19

  4. Mossi98
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Richarlison vs Sigurdson, who is the best pick

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Im team Richarli

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Richarlison

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      both

  5. AandyzZ
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Is it too risky to captain Kane this week? Surely he's got to miss some minutes in this period?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Aubameyang is just as bad tbh

    2. Mossi98
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      he will surely play at least 60-70 minutes this gw, and his record against leicester is really good, so i think it is not that of a risky option

  6. casparschwa
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    Captain?

    (A) Kane
    (B) Laca
    (C) Sane

    1. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Laca

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      B

  7. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 14 days ago

    RMT

    Fabianski
    Doherty Kolas Digne Schindler AWB
    Hazard Sterling Richarlison Fraser F.Anderson
    Kane Aubam Jimenez

    0.6 itb

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Best team for this gw i have seen 😮

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      Defence is a tad light for my liking. TAA for Doherty?

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        I feel Doherty is quite good for his price, I may lose Digne next week in which I can go TAA

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Exactly

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 14 days ago

      wow team value?

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        105.1

        Are they any moves you’d look to over the next few weeks?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 14 days ago

          😮
          Mine is 103.2
          1.9 M gap !

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            mine too 103.2

          2. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            I hope team value = a ranking boost! I have dropped to 14k OR in GW 14

        2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          ur frontline is sorted with fraser jimenez rotation so dont need to bother with ur front 8.Might squeeze taa in defensenext week after ucl i think

          1. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            This is what I think I will do going Digne > TAA

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 14 days ago

        This is my team buy with cash stripped out of premium defender and 3rd striker to fund the 5th mid

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 14 days ago

          But*

  8. lindeg
      10 months, 14 days ago

      scenes when aubameyang is benched!

      1. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Comes on, scores a brace....

        1. Mossi98
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          will be benched, but still comes on and scores a brace

          1. lindeg
              10 months, 14 days ago

              so a benching is almost favourable?

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Roll FT? 0.4 ITB

        Ederson
        Robbo Digne Doherty Alonso
        Sane Hazard Richalison
        Auba(C) Wilson Jimenez

        Boruc Mane AWB Højbjerg

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Yes GTG

      3. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Gtg?

        Fab
        Robbo - Keane - Doh - AWB
        Sterling - Sane - Hazard - Rich
        Auba - Wilson

        Ryan - Alsonso - Brooks - Kamara

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Very good

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Cappo?

          1. sunnyh
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Auba (c), Sterling (vc)

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              gtg

      4. OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        On WC and am picking Trippier.

        Who would you pick out of Keane, Digne or Foyth please?

        Many thanks.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Digne

        2. Mossi98
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          digne

        3. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          I went with Keane myself

        4. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Very injury prone.
          I would get another defender and keep money aside for him to recover completely first

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Digne out of three

        5. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 14 days ago

          Why was Keane dropped?

          Him over Digne imo although I have the latter, but based on the above being clear it’s not likely to happen often

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Rested ?

      5. Who Ate All Depays?
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 14 days ago

        Pick 1 for this week?
        A) Auba
        B) Laca
        C) Kane

        1. Mossi98
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 14 days ago

          A

        2. lindeg
            10 months, 14 days ago

            b

          • Zladan
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 14 days ago

            B

        3. whosBenj
            10 months, 14 days ago

            Sell:

            A) Hazard
            B) Salah

            And Arnautovic to get Kane in?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 14 days ago

              B

            2. lindeg
                10 months, 14 days ago

                b

              • Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                A

            3. otbcwill
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Can't quite squeeze funds to get Kane alongside Auba without too much sacrifice elsewhere for this festive period - I have Arnie to switch out like everyone else

              Initially I was on Arnie + Hazard out for Kane + [6m Mid - who??]. On recent form though I'm thinking Alonso instead of Hazard has to go.

              That leaves me with an option on Lacazette + [5m Def - who] and keeps my Chelsea coverage in Hazard. Good Ars fixtures over Xmas, might start both, will always start at least one (rotation).

              A wasteful idea??

              Patricio, Foster
              Robo, Alonso, Doherty, WB, Balbuena
              Hazard, Sterling, Rich, FAnderson, Fraser
              Jiminez, Auba, Arnie
              0.7 ITB

              1. Mossi98
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                I believe that if you go with getting lacazette, you have to play him and aubameyang no matter what the oposition is, because you're wasting to much money by having a 9.5M player on the bench. So if you believe that playing both strikers every game is a good idea, then go for it.

                1. otbcwill
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Agreed - put them both in the starting line up each week, likely C and VC respectively, then always covered each way.Is the likelihood though that I will end up with one on the 'actual' bench each week though??

                  1. Mossi98
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    they will probably be subbed on if they start on the bench, which is the downside of going with both of them. But going with aubameyang as the captain is probably a good idea for most games

            4. Kuyt Hero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Duffy to Bellerin for -4 or start AWB/Bennett?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Hit may be good.
                Awb can't keep CS right now.
                Bennett starting role in question. Since Neves was banned for 1 match saiss was shifted to dcm.
                Might get back to RCB role again keeping Bennett out

                1. Kuyt Hero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Thanks!

            5. Rinseboy
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Alonso to:
              A - Bellerin
              B - Kola
              C - Trippier
              D - Laporte

              Got Robbo and Doherty already. thanks all!

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Don’t fancy TAA with Gomez out for a while?

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 14 days ago

                A

            6. AdamJ91
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Which one looks better?

              A) Rondon/Jimenez + Bellerin
              B) Wilson + Schindler

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                A with Jim

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 14 days ago

                Jimmy+Bellerin

            7. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Think I’m set on Alonso and Arnie > TAA and Auba -4, would give me this lot

              Fabianski
              TAA Doherty Digne Robertson
              Salah Sane F.Anderson
              Kane Auba Jiminez

              Hamer Brooks WB Hojbjerg

              1. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 14 days ago

                You’d sooner lose Alonso than Salah?

                1. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 14 days ago

                  Salah going next week

                  1. Zladan
                    • 2 Years
                    10 months, 14 days ago

                    In that case why lose Alonso at all?

                    After City he literally has one hard game til February. You’ll lose value and not be able to bring him back in... let alone his EO.

                    Make your Salah xfer now imo

                    1. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 months, 14 days ago

                      Cheers for the reply and defo something to think about

            8. OLLY G
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Very scared to not own Sterling, but it he worth playing 4-3-3? Advice would be greatly appreciated please.

              (A)

              4-3-3

              Digne and Foyth every week to facilitate Sterling

              (B)

              3-4-3

              Trippier instead of above two, with Martial and Felipe Anderson instead of Sterling.

              Many thanks.

            9. Mossi98
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Salah or Kane as captain this gw?
              Salah playing against a weeker defensive team, but its "the 12:30 game" which historically is a bad captain option, or Kane against a stronger defensively team.

              1. A Pain in Niasse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 months, 14 days ago

                I don't have Salah; but I would have gone with him if I did. I'll be going with Kane, instead.

            10. A Pain in Niasse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 months, 14 days ago

              For GW16. Play one:

              Fraser (LIV H)
              Alonso (MCI H)
              Wan-Bissaka (WHU A)

            11. Cech-King MoSalah
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              There is a load of Laca fans on here and I am one. But many are touting him as the big (C). What is the percentage chance of him being in the starting line-up?

            12. migas2k7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              which one for next 4?

              A) Chicharito
              B) Lucas Peres
              C) Mitrovic
              D) Jimenez

            13. Srv210
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 14 days ago

              Which one?

              a) Aubameyang + Luiz/Vertonghen
              b) lacazette + Alonso

              It's getting very tough deciding between auba & laca..

            14. semiconductor
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 13 days ago

              Hear me out and tell me your opinions please. I'm holding my WC after CL for more information. I'm thinking of going both Arsenal strikers (Which I have now). Move one of them probably Lacazette) to Aguero when he is back (Not kane). Have sterling, get son. What do you think?

              Ignore Kane but have Auba+Aguero. 2 city mids plus son

            15. DanLynch
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 13 days ago

              Who would you pick if money isn’t a problem. Trent, VVD or Laporte? Already have Robertson