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Scoutcast Episode 288 – Missing

Undaunted by a heavily reduced fixture list, the Scoutcast crew deliver one of their longest episodes of the season.

There may be only five matches taking place in Gameweek 31 but Joe, Luke, Az and David discover there is a wealth of different player options and strategies to deploy.

Discarding their usual player, team and talking point format for the community questions section, they focus in detail on the best assets to own position by position this weekend. 

While there is a consensus around goalkeepers, our Scoutcast regulars find plenty to disagree about among defenders, midfielders and strikers.

Luke is packing his team with differential ‘swords’ to attack the fixtures, while David is making sure he uses his two free transfers to include some ‘shields’ to keep up with the pack. 

Az is on the search for low-owned assets too and is even considering a notorious Scoutcast ‘magic bean’. Unsurprisingly, Joe is not keen.

The number of hits to take in a Blank Gameweek also get an airing, as does advice for those deploying a Free Hit chip to cope with player reduction. 

Regular features are also included, with the round-up of the previous Gameweek giving Az a rare chance this season to boast about a good score.

Best differentials, top clean sheet shouts and transfer and captaincy plans for the Gameweek ahead are also revealed. 

This Scoutcast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Wednesday 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.

In addition, the Scoutcast and all our other podcasts are now also available via our Soundcloud channel.

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. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    FH31

    A) Barnes
    B) Higuain
    C) Arnie

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      B if no moneyissue, A fine also, dont trust C atm.

  2. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ridiculous Fabinho was dropped been our best midfielder by far

  3. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Mitrovic to Wilson hardly worth a hit is it?

  4. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Come on Bayern Munich

  5. Rustin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Hopefully Higuain illness is Ukranian flu and he be ok for sunday

  6. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Lets keep Liverpools wait for a trophy going tonight, come on Bayern Munich

  7. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Hate to cheer on an injury but Fabinho on for Hendo is a massive upgrade. Thank hell

    1. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Agreed, but wont make a difference, the specialist in failure wont prevail yet again

      1. Good Kompany
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I’m sensing a little bias... haha

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Very true

  8. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Henderson off
    Fabinho on

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Team greatly improved

  9. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    It was a pen.
    I would never dive.

  10. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Henderson is finished

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Matip gets the man from behind

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Perks of being centre back.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I only come here for the Matip comments

  12. thischarmingman
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Fielding 9, 1 FT, FH32
    Aguero + Moutinho -> Higuain(illness?) + Fraser -4 worth it?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Higuain sucks

  13. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Its fair to say Henderson is no longer the player he was a few seasons ago, its time to let him go

    1. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      As claude on AFTV once said "If he was a horse, he would be put down"

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Was it you Claude said that about?

        1. Salt'N'Pepe
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          did i say something wrong, and no he said that about Koscielny

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He hasn't been good enough for Liverpool for a few seasons now

  14. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Lovern on the bench, I see. Matip's position in threat...? 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Gomez not too far away either.

  15. Jammyfpl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Please god let our fpl assets come through unscathed

    1. Pablo Fornication
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      0-0 would be horrible.

      1. Jammyfpl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Feel like a mother who has sent her children off to war

    2. Simple Man
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      What god ? Zeus, Buddha, Jesus, Allah, Thor... you need to be more specific

      1. Jammyfpl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Whichever god plays fpl

        1. Simple Man
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          That would be the FPL god then 😀

  16. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    By completely ignoring last few transfer windows Bayern lost its fear factor - hard to find any game changers in their squad.

  17. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Any news on Lascelles?

  18. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Manéééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééé

  19. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    How can I see if Wilson is likely to rise?
    And if Jiminez will drop in price?

    Thinking of doing Jiminez to Wilson!

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Class from Mane. Think I need him

  21. LarryDuff
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    MANEEEEEE

  22. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    4 English teams in the QF

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Magic Mane!

  24. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    What was Neuer doing ?

  25. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    What a goal Mane

  26. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Sadiooooo! Nice one!!!!
    1-0
    Can’t wait to get ya in and captain ya this week lad

  27. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Manè is the new Salah.

  28. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Oh Mane Mane dadada!!!

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      D

  29. AVFCChris1984
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Mane Essential, lol.

  30. lindeg
      7 months, 8 days ago

      mane is just miles better than salah