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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.

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 or the first player below. Or you can take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

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. skybluecam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    My team:

    Fabianski (Hamer)
    Alonso - Robbo - Doherty (AWB - Bennet)
    Salah - Haz - Richa - Fraser (Seri)
    Auba - Mitro - Jiminez

    1ft, 0.7 ITB

    What to do this week? Salah/Hazard > Sterling/Sane? Or get rid of Alonso/Robbo? Or is Wilson now essential and I need to do Mitro > Wilson? OR do I free up funds by doing Seri > 4.5 or below?

    1. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      keep Mitro, Bournemouth fixtures not too bright and Mitro is doing well.

      I would get rid of Hazard so I like Hazard->Sterling

      1. casparschwa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Alonso is not looking good lately, I got rid just now.

        I downgraded him to Kolasinac to afford Kane

      2. skybluecam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not possible, selling haz for 10.7 so can't afford sterling. Sane instead?

        1. casparschwa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I went for Sane and Dilva. I think Sane is good value. We'll see how the Dilva double up turns out...

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It needs more City.

      I’d get Sane in for Hazard this week, and probably Sterling for Salah after.

  2. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Think i’m Going to get the arsenal double up. Will C Salah this week then see how the double up works against the smaller teams, if it doesn’t i’ll Shift the one not playing or not thriving. I expect it to work tho

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not worth risking captaining the wrong one ffs

  3. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How does this look? No hit. 0.8m in the bank.

    Ederson

    Doherty Balbuena Robertson (Alonso WB)

    Richarlison Sterling Sané Fraser (Hojbjerg)

    Kane Lacazette Jimenez.

    1. Lignja
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You like Lacazette more than Auba or no money for?

  4. casparschwa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    bottomed last page... give the wristband to

    (A) Kane (Lei) or
    (B) Laca (HUD)

    Let's get some more votes. 3 people voted for Laca last page

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    @ everyone

    We all also fancied Salah to destroy Burnley - I did, that’s why I captained him.
    Just a thought. I’ve had enough for now.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He was rested for that though as the B team could even destroy Burnley. The Bournemouth game is about outscoring them imo so it’s salah’s time to haul

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        We say that every week.. Maybe he will do it this time but seeing him play against Burnley he looked again way off

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Won’t be with greedy mane tho

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I was holding for Burnley but shipped before - I feel a weight of my shoulders

  6. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Claudio Ranieri:
    "Everybody is in good condition. Today, [the players] who played 90 minutes recovered very well and the others, make a training session. Everything is OK."

    I missed reading things in his voice

    1. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kamara getting in starting lineup is too much to ask right 😛

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Pray that he switches to a 442 😛

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I am !
          😀

  7. PrincessPorkie
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Arnie to Rondon?
    Newcastle playing wolves, hud and fulham next 3...

    1. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      prefer Mitro if you don't already have

  8. KneejerkJoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Pull the trigger on this maniac move?

    Arnie + Alonso + Robby -> Kolasinac + Bellerin + Lacazette (-8)

    I can do Arnie -> Wilson/Jimenez but then Im stuck with no Arsenal for their crazy run of fixtures.........

    0.0itb

    Fab
    Alonso Robby TAA
    Haz Sterling Sane Fraser
    Kane Mitro Arnie*

    ......Button Bennett AWB Gunnarsson

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That's too much, man

      1. Massive Green Arrow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Seems reasonable to me. I just took a -8 and got it all back and then some.

    2. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Double Arsenal defense ??
      They just don't know how to defend mate.
      Bellerin is enough imo.
      Or you can go taa +bellerin+laca IMO

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes I know but they got a really good program and both can get goals/assists..
        If I do the move I will still have TAA.. I can get another defender than Bellerin with Kolsainac, any good alternatives for 5,6?

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Nope.
          Get bellerin
          And get 4.5 range defender and save money for future transfers

          1. KneejerkJoe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Why bellerin over kola?

            What about Alonso+Hazard+Arnie -> Kola+Son+Auba?

            1. Amey
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yes.
              This is great.
              Son has pretty good fixtures unit gw27 too.
              I said belle over kola because he doesn't have viable competitor for his position in his team like kola has in monreal

              1. KneejerkJoe
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Thanks, I will consider this move!

                I get the Monreal thing, but I see Kola start 4/5 of the next games with the form he is in and Monreal only back from injury.

    3. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I did Arnie, Haz, Alonso -> Kane, Anderson, Kolasinac for a -8. call me crazy.

      1. KneejerkJoe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You got balls man, good luck! I dont mind getting rid of Alonso but I dont like losing Hazard.

        If I only downgrade Alonso I can only afford a 4,3m defender thats pretty lame.....Hmmmmm....

      2. KneejerkJoe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What about Alonso+Hazard+Arnie -> Kola+Son+Auba?

        1. casparschwa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          also very nice! I got Son and Laca already

  9. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Robertson back for Saturday.

    1. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Thank you bud 😮

    2. emodabi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Confirmed?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Says in the tweets that he trained today so I'd say yeah.

        1. emodabi
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanx

  10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Price changes look to have finally calmed down - there were forecast to be about 8 players rising this morning, they must have adjusted for WC's

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah I rushed sterling in two days back and still hasnt risen

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone bringing Kolasinac?

    Considering him as a Duffy replacement

    1. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Was thinking same but now leaking back towards TAA... If I go that route.

    2. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      yes, downgraded Alonso to Kolasinac to upgrade arnie to Kane

    3. casparschwa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      but why not just hold Duffy for one week until he's back?

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Straight red wasn't it. 3 games that is.

    4. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'm definitely looking at him as an Auba enabler.
      Alonso would have to go though.

  12. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I can double up on Kane and Auba for a -4 but I'm not sure it's worth it.

    Fabianski
    Laporte Wan-Biss Doherty
    Sterling Sane Mane Alli Richarlison
    Kane Jiminez

    4.0 Success Bennett Duffy* 1.2itb

    Jiminez + Mane > Auba + Brooks (0.4itb)

    Other option I have is to just switch out Duffy > TAA.

    Thoughts on both options? Cheers

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Similar situation to myself but have Arnie and Duffy.

      Tempted to just get Mitro and TAA rather than mess up my team to get Arsenal pkayers in.

  13. Exeter Gently
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Any idea whether Ramsey starts this weekend? If not, who is best MF under 7.8? Already have f Anderson and rich

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bilva, Martial if fit, Fraser

    2. n-doggg
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fraser

      1. Exeter Gently
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Already have wilson

  14. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Who would you add to this defence? 5.8 budget
    Ryan
    TAA Doherty Digne AWB

    1. Exeter Gently
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bellerin?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Good pick, thanks

    2. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bellerin / Schindler / Balbuena

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers, Bellerin looks like he could get some attacking returns

  15. liverpool01
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Aubameyang or Kane for Captain this GW?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Auba c, Harry vc

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Both could do well. Would go Auba for fixture difficulty.

      Kane may be hauled off early if winning

      1. liverpool01
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Cool thanks guys

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I'm a little worried Aubameyang won't start, or is that unlikely?

  16. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Kola has 1 percent ownership
    Differential material if ever I saw it
    I'm having some of that.

    1. Massive Green Arrow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Too much Kola makes your teams rot.

  17. Nolberto Solano
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Transfers done. Haz & Arnie -> Anderson & Auba

    Fab

    Robbo Doherty AWB

    Salah (vc) Sterling Anderson Rich

    Auba (c) Wilson Jimmy

    Subs: Hamer Alonso Pereira Hojbjerg

    g2g?

  18. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is it safe to assume that Auba is set to start because he'll have his "rest" in the EL on Thursday?

    1. Massive Green Arrow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Auba out wide and Laca down the throat.

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        i want me some of that throat action!

  19. Millie7
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    whens the best time to wildcard apart from now?

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      GW20, for GW21

    2. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      18, 19

  20. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

    Hamer Paterson Yedlin Holebas

  21. southernpacific
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Mane owners what you doing?

    1. stupendous
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sold last week. Ex owner

    2. Strchld
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Actually dont know. Have other issue also. Arnie, Mane, Trippier, Martial... All injured.

      1. liverpool01
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Martial could still play, Martial said to Mourinho "He doesn’t think it was an injury – it was feeling tight"

        1. Strchld
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Jose will rest him probably anyway and dont take any risk.

  22. Ballchinian
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Wildcard time or stick to a -4 and keep wildcard for another week, this is where I started

    Ederson Button
    Alonso Doherty AWB Schindler Robertson
    Hazard F Anderson Richarlison Salah Camarasa
    Aubameyang Jimenez Wilson

    I've already done Ederson -> Fabianski & Hazard - Stirling on a -4 but could change to this on a wildcard:

    Fabianski Steele
    Laporte Doherty AWB Schindler TAA
    Stirling Sane F Anderson Richarlison Camarasa
    Aubameyang Jimenez Kane

    Thoughts??

  23. n-doggg
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Would you make any changes to this WC? Think i’m set

    Fabi, 4.0
    Alonso, TAA, AWB, bennet, Digne
    Sterling, Sane, richarlison, Fraser, torriera
    Kane, Auba, Jiménez

    0.0 itb

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      GTG, I need to take double minus 4 to get something similar

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn’t have Alonso on a WC, he’s been poor lately. I would go with Robbo and maybe Bellerin/Kolasinac

  24. KneejerkJoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone with me on Sterling (C)?
    Im 95% sure he will start and get 90min, and I cant find a reason for him to not slaugher Chelsea defence...

    1. n-doggg
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Chelsea will play very tight I would imagine, the Italian way.

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      scored 2 points vs even worser utd defense at home

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        he is a great fpl asset but people overhyping like he is messi loll

    3. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      David Luiz may have a master class

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I just brought him in for Haz, so he is blanking unfortunately.

      Sorry!

  25. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Best Arnie replacement up to 7.5. already have Wilson
    A) jiminez
    B) mitrovich
    C) rondon
    D) other

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      mitro

  26. KingOllie
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    as an Arsenal fan, it feels bloody good to have viable FPL picks again. First time since Alexis..

    Welcome Lacazette 🙂

    1. Amey
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sanches 25 against WH i guess i captained him.
      Beautiful days.

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Me too, he had a lot of sellers that week too!

        1. Amey
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah 😉

  27. jorgenoj
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    RMT! 1FT and 0.8 ITB
    Fabianski - Stekelenburg
    Alonso - Robertson - Laporte - Doherty - AWB
    Salah - Sane - Richarlison - Fraser - Chalobah
    Kane - Arnie - Jimenez

    Thinking of Salah + Arnie --> Eriksen + Auba

    could also do

    Alonso + Arnie --> Kolasinac + Laca

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'd do B

  28. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Best replacement for Alonso? Had enough of him and need the funds.

    A. TAA
    B. Bellerin
    C. Kolasinac
    D. Someone else

    Current defence

    Alonso Robertson Doherty Digne AWB

    Cheers all

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      B
      D Schindler if you need more funds

    2. liverpool01
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Laporte

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers both

  29. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    a) Lose Salah this week and only take -8 hit over two weeks.
    b) Keep Salah this week and take -12 over two weeks.

    It would be Arnie & Salah > Laca(c) & Anderson if I went with option a.

  30. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If Llorente was an ornament what would he be?

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ornamente?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No. Kanedlestick.