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Scoutcast Episode 280 – Humbug

The Scoutcast crew emerge from the congested festive fixtures a little out of sorts as they look ahead to Gameweek 22 and beyond.

Poor captaincy and transfer decisions heralded a dramatic fall in Az and Luke’s overall rank over their torrid Christmas campaign.

David fared better with only a small red arrow over the period but he is not happy with his squad as he prepares for January and February’s matches.

Joe was the only one to see a jump in his overall rank but fears a slump is just around the corner as he approaches the next set of games without a number of well-owned players with strong fixtures.

Among the community issues they tackle is which premium assets and formations will reap the greatest rewards in the coming Gameweeks.

Another topic covered is the potential of the budget enablers to emerge from the January transfer window’s early activity.

Meanwhile, hidden gems from teams with great fixtures over the next two months also come under consideration.

Gameweek 22 is also looked at in detail as the crew reveal their top clean sheet and differential tips as well as their own transfer and captaincy plans.

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. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Where's Kun?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Ill apparently

  2. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on this Salah + Kane + Sterling + Hazard wildcard extravaganza?

    Fabianski
    TAA Doherty Digne
    Salah Hazard Sterling Redmond Camarasa
    Kane Jimmy

    Button Kamara AWB Bednarek

    1. Eat my goal!
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Sane over sterling and strengthen elsewhere

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Why do you need 4 big hitters ? You can only captain one :). Downgrade sterling and upgrade Redmond imo

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        That looks nice... but honestly I see Pogba, Felipe, Rich, Sane/Mane seriously outpointing a non-captained Haz, Sterling, Redmond, Camarsa.

        Rashford, Martial, Siggy, Fraser, Wilson, Arnie, Mitro etc all these players are good and cheap & if you hit them in form will easily keep within range of a noncaptained Haz/Sterling

        I understand the temptation to get those two - but Kane/Salah are more than enough Big Hitters

        1. Tcheco
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Good point. I currently have Felipe, Rich & Sane and it would be difficult transferring them out

      • Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers just toying with the idea. Would keep Sane over Sterling for now. I do like Redmond's fixtures & 0.9% ownership though

      • Freddiebell
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Personally don't like it

    2. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      a) Auba + Sane to Rashford + Salah
      b) Kane + Sane to Bobby + Salah

      1. FPL_DON
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        keep and do next week

    3. as33
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Kane>Kun and Lingard > Pogba for -4?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Spread the cost imo

      2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        No city mids in your team?

      3. ILOVEBAPS
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Yes if u don't want Kane long term

    4. FPL_DON
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Best budget defender other than AWB?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Cedric looks good at 4.2. bednarek ? Not sure he s nailed ?

        1. FPL_DON
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          ive heard he is but cant trust them atm

      2. Weasel Boy
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Jonny Bennett ?

        1. FPL_DON
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          already have doherty sadly, otherwise they'd be top of my list, thinking maybe Samba

          1. FPL_DON
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Bamba!

            1. Weasel Boy
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Yeah decent pick and Cardiff do get the odd cleanie.

              1. FPL_DON
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Definitely and feel more coming

      3. AuFeld
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Kiko, Jonny, and Cedric.

        1. FPL_DON
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          thanks mate

    5. Acrux66
        5 months, 18 days ago

        It is looking G2G?
        Fab
        Digne/Pereira/TAA
        Hazard(C)/Salah/FA/Pogba
        Auba/Rashford/Jimenez

        Hammer| Torreira/WB/Doherty

        Thinking about play Wb for Jimenez and captain Auba for Hazard

        1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Looks good. Agree with AWB over Jimenez. Auba/Salah/Haz all good captain choices. Auba or Salah for me, likely going with Salah myself.

      • joersherman
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        A) Haz & Holebas > Salah & VVD (-4)
        B) Sane > Salah
        C) Anderson & Kane > Salah & Firmino (-4)

        Really have no idea what to do! Any advice appreciated!

        1. A message to you Rudi
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          C. Maybe Arnie over Firm tho to cover WHam.

        2. ILOVEBAPS
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          B if you captain him.

      • A message to you Rudi
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Good to go?

        Fabianski
        Alonso Robertson Digne
        Hazard Salah(C) Richarlison F.Anderson Deulofeu
        Vardy Rashford

        Hart / Jimènez / Doherty / Bennett.

        1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Vardy, nice diff. Looks good.

        2. Rage Against The Raheem
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Looks good to me mate, bench same as I would do. GTG.

        3. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Etihad looking sparse

          1. Tcheco
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Only full when they play United..

        4. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          KDB Goal

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Dilva assist

        5. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Anyone else got a front 3 of Kane, Auba and Rashford?

          1. NPB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Yes I have - with no plans in the near future to change

          2. Pieterke30
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Not yet

            Would on a WC

        6. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Why are the CC two legs, yet the FA cup only one?

          1. Monkey Hanger
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            FA Cup is at Wembley.

          2. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Good point, both cups are an irritant.

        7. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Rash or Arnie from next GW?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            I have Martial and Anderson for what it’s worth

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Are you planning to keep both Rafa?
              I was very keen on Martial at the time, shame it was the others who took off.
              Arnie is fine for the weekend by the way. If you are losing Anderson I'd get Arnie. But one WH attacker is enough for sure.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Unsure. Anderson has been great for me! Martial done nothing. Both on watch

          2. Right back Atsu
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Rash imo, Arnie could be in China or injured.

            1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Arnies knees are like fine china.

              1. AuFeld
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Arnie looks good in the new movie, "Glass" as Elijah Price

            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              No way will he be sold to China. Maybe a big money offer in the PL or Europe but I'm sure they won't risk another meltdown with the fans yet.

          3. Rage Against The Raheem
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Rash, good fixtures and he has been in great form lately.

            • AuFeld
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Rash. Arnie's fixtures are lack luster.

            • Pieterke30
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Arnie for 22, Rash from 23

          4. STONEROSES
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Ashley Barnes a good option as an enabler with Ings out?

            1. Weasel Boy
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Im thinking slong the same lines.
              Someone like him or Deeney

            2. AuFeld
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Yes. Stats look good.

          5. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Burton big chance missed

            1. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              one has to be getting shots like that on target I'm afraid

          6. New Post
          7. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Danilo and KDB on my radar

          8. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Guys should I keep Mitro one more week against Burnley or sell him now?

          9. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            G2G? Or is it too good!?

            Foster
            Alonso TAA Kolasinac AWB
            Salah(c) Pogba Bilva Brooks
            Kane Auba
            Hamer Camarasa Jimenez Jonny

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              It's ok, 6.5/10

          10. Paratrooper
              5 months, 18 days ago

              GW22 Starting Linbeup
              Fabianski
              Alonso, TAA, Wan-Bissaka, Pereira
              Hazard (V), Salah (C), Pogba, Richarlison, F.Anderson
              Mitrovic
              (Patricio, Jimenez, Doherty, Ings)

              Any Changes??

            • RIPAguero
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Simple question...

              I have Fabianski and Patricio but I want to bring in Guaita. Both rotate well with Guaita.
              What's better?
              A Fabianski / Guaita
              B Patricio / Guaita

              Currrent Team:
              Patricio Fabianski
              Roberston Doherty Digne Kolasinac Wan-Bissaka
              Salah Pogba Felipe Anderson Pereyra Fraser
              Kane Lacazette Rashford
              2 FT 0.0m ITB
              Overall Rank: 165

              1. abaalan
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Wow nice or, thought I was doing well at 700 odd...
                Wouldn't go for the wolves Def double up, so I'm thinking A

              2. UpAndAway
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Don't bank on West Ham getting CS. Only 3 all season.

                I'm thinking of going with Fab as the set and forget option and trading Hart down to Speroni to save funds. Rotating 4.5 keepers is very hit and miss.

              3. RIPAguero
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks for the feedback guys!

            • abaalan
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Fab
              Robbo / Digne / Holebas
              Hazard (c) / Salah / Son / Pogba / Richarlison
              Kane / Deeney

              Button // Wan-B, Kamara, Bednarek

              2FT, 0.1 ITB.

              Don't want to waste a transfer. Is fab -> etheridge an option? Otherwise suggestions?

            • lindeg
                5 months, 18 days ago

                cap one

                a - aguero
                b - hazard

                1. CSF150473
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Aguero

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Poll says B

              • hawkeyes
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Yes or No Please (I have no City coverage and have Kane):

                Sane in for Son ?

                1. CSF150473
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Yes

              • CSF150473
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Here’s a question , can you okay you’re wildcard and a chip at the same time ?

                1. Klein
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Nope

              • wolves_simmo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Have only £4.6 to spend on a benched striker? Whos the best option?