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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
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    FH31

    A) Barnes
    B) Higuain
    C) Arnie

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

  2. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Ridiculous Fabinho was dropped been our best midfielder by far

  3. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Mitrovic to Wilson hardly worth a hit is it?

  4. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Come on Bayern Munich

  5. Dukes of Hazzard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

  6. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

  7. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

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

    1. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      1. Good Kompany
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I’m sensing a little bias... haha

      2. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Very true

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Henderson off
      Fabinho on

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Team greatly improved

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It was a pen.
      I would never dive.

    4. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Henderson is finished

    5. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Matip gets the man from behind

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Perks of being centre back.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I only come here for the Matip comments

    6. thischarmingman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Higuain sucks

    7. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 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. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Was it you Claude said that about?

          1. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

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

      2. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

    8. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Gomez not too far away either.

    9. Jammyfpl
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Please god let our fpl assets come through unscathed

        1. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          0-0 would be horrible.

          1. Jammyfpl
              1 month, 5 days ago

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

          2. "DC"
              1 month, 5 days ago

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

              1. Jammyfpl
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Whichever god plays fpl

                  1. "DC"
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      That would be the FPL god then 😀

              2. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

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

              3. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Any news on Lascelles?

              4. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Manéééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééééé

              5. Bubbles1985
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 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!

              6. Tsparkes10
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Class from Mane. Think I need him

                • LarryDuff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  MANEEEEEE

                • Syd.
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  4 English teams in the QF

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Magic Mane!

                • el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  What was Neuer doing ?

                • Super Saints
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  What a goal Mane

                • Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

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

                • Skloppy Kops
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Manè is the new Salah.

                • Scotty B
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Oh Mane Mane dadada!!!

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    D

                • AVFCChris1984
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Mane Essential, lol.

                • lindeg
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    mane is just miles better than salah