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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. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Captain ?
    A. Kane
    B. Aubameng
    C. Sterling

    1. liverpool01
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Lol Sterling against Chelsea?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 4 hours ago

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

      2. stupendous
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 4 hours 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…
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours 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
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Aubameyang

      VC Kane

    3. Timon
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Auba is the one I think

    4. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      C

    5. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Auba (C) , Sterling (VC)

    6. Amey
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    8. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      sterling loll

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours 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…
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      b

  2. Timon
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 4 hours ago

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

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Definitely

  3. stupendous
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Gtg here guys? Thanks.

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

    Hamer Paterson Yedlin Holebas

    1. stupendous
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 4 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks good to me

      1. stupendous
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 4 hours 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
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

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

  4. Mossi98
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Richarlison vs Sigurdson, who is the best pick

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Im team Richarli

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Richarlison

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      both

  5. AandyzZ
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Aubameyang is just as bad tbh

    2. Mossi98
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours 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
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Captain?

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

    1. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Laca

    2. Amey
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  7. AYLD28
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    RMT

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

    0.6 itb

    1. Amey
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Best team for this gw i have seen 😮

      1. AYLD28
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. AYLD28
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. Amey
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          Exactly

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      wow team value?

      1. AYLD28
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        105.1

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

        1. Amey
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          😮
          Mine is 103.2
          1.9 M gap !

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            mine too 103.2

          2. AYLD28
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 3 hours 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
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          But*

  8. lindeg
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    scenes when aubameyang is benched!

    1. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Comes on, scores a brace....

      1. Mossi98
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. lindeg
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          so a benching is almost favourable?

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes GTG

  10. sunnyh
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Gtg?

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

    Ryan - Alsonso - Brooks - Kamara

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 4 hours ago

      Very good

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Cappo?

      1. sunnyh
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Auba (c), Sterling (vc)

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          gtg

  11. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne

    2. Mossi98
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      digne

    3. sunnyh
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      I went with Keane myself

    4. Amey
      8 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. Amey
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Digne out of three

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 3 hours 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
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Rested ?

  12. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. Mossi98
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      A

    2. lindeg
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      b

    3. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      B

  13. whosBenj
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Sell:

    A) Hazard
    B) Salah

    And Arnautovic to get Kane in?

    1. Amey
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      B

    2. lindeg
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      b

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      A

  14. otbcwill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours 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
        8 days, 3 hours 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
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours 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

  15. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

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

    1. Amey
      8 days, 3 hours 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
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks!

  16. Rinseboy
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      8 days, 3 hours ago

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

    2. Amey
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      A

  17. Silva I 21 x
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Which one looks better?

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

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      A with Jim

    2. Amey
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Jimmy+Bellerin

  18. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      You’d sooner lose Alonso than Salah?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        Salah going next week

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers for the reply and defo something to think about

  19. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 4 hours 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.

  20. Mossi98
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 3 hours 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. donstevec
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 2 hours ago

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

  21. donstevec
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    For GW16. Play one:

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

  22. Cech-King MoSalah
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 2 hours 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?

  23. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    which one for next 4?

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

  24. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Which one?

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

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

  25. semiconductor
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 8 hours 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

  26. DanLynch
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 7 hours ago

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