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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. pjomara
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 22 hours ago

    Messi has now scored 35 or more goals in a season for 11 seasons in a row.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 22 hours ago

      11 seasons wonder

    2. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm trying to think (unsuccessfully) of someone in English football who has even scored 10 or more goals in 11 successive seasons???

      1. Specialist In Failure
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        kane will do that

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Don't compare Messi and CR with anyone. Pure class.

        1. pjomara
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Jimmy Greaves is the only one who can come anywhere near to their stats.

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Rooney

        1. pjomara
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Good shout, Rooney hit double figures 12 seasons in a row at Man U. One season getting 14 stops him from 12 seasons of 15+.

          Lampard managed double figures 10 seasons in a row.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            Shearer was also prolific however he had 2 slips over 17 years

          2. Brooksy86
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            Lampard stat is impressive for a mid... 35 a year though... Even in Spain... Is simply untouchable.

      4. fantasyxprt11
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Frank Lampard

      5. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 21 hours ago

        Not sure I buy into this comparison to be honest. 11 seasons in a row needs a lot of luck with injuries and the premier league is way way more physical than La Liga.

        1. pjomara
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          There's some right butchers in Spain though most if them out for his blood. Lampard averaged 35 pl games over one spell of 9 seasons .

      6. JT11fc
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Super franky lampard

          1. Brooksy86
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            Possibly one of the most underrated footballers. Always preferred him to Gerrard.

      7. elchilangles
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          he's scored 50 or more goals 5 times!!!!

      8. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        C'mon pipita it's not that cold in London mate, take off this yellow flag

        1. Water Isn't Wet
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          'pipita'

        2. Brooksy86
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Will he play? Currently have him on a FH...

      9. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        Is there a table to compare teams defences?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 22 hours ago

          1 Members
          2 Team stats
          3 Defending

        2. Jacky boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Thanks

      10. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 22 hours ago

        This is probably how my team will look like after making transfers.

        Lössl (Speroni)
        Robbo TAA Tarkowski Lascelles (Bednarek)
        Salah Hazard Fraser Barnes (Pogba)
        Wilson Barnes (Jimenez)

        10.5m ITB. Any hits worth considering?

        1. Tsparkes10
            5 days, 22 hours ago

            Speroni to Boruc or Lascelles to Luiz?

            1. HIT ME!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              Lössl to Boruc I'm not sure it's worth a hit. Been considering Lascelles to Luiz/Azpi.

          • semiconductor
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            I am not keen on Hazard at all personally. Are you?

            1. HIT ME!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              He's a good pick for the blanks, no doubt

        2. semiconductor
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Who to lose till end of the season probably
          1. Doherty
          2. WB
          3. Bendarek

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            Number 3 so he doesn’t get offended by the spelling

            1. semiconductor
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              I'm sure he will let it go

        3. hawkeyes
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 21 hours ago

          Help please. Using my FH and don't know who to pick as staring 11. Currently on:

          Fabianski
          Alexander-Arnold Digne David Luiz
          Hazard Salah(c) Fraser Mané Lanzini
          Vardy Wilson

          SUB: Hamer Rondón Aké Rice

          I'm doubtful about starting Lanzini over Rondon (Just have a feeling that Lanzini will do better)
          Also since the bench might not be used, is there anyone in my starting 11 who needs to be upgraded.

          1. Ojpsan1
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            I'd ditch digne for rice or ake

            1. hawkeyes
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              Thanks,

              Would you then downgrade Digne and use the money to change any of the starting 11?

              1. Ojpsan1
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                Nope looks good otherwise

          2. Freddiebell
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            Looks a nice team but you do know the F/Hitters in Gw32 are going to hurt anyone who hasn't a FH for that week.

            1. hawkeyes
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              But GW 32 only has United and Wolves with DGW...and I have that covered. Or am I missing something?

              I also still have my WC available

              1. Freddiebell
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                If man city beat Swansea the weekend in the cup man city will probably have a dgw in gw 32 also against Cardiff & Fulham

                1. hawkeyes
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Oopppsss,

                  Okay I didn't know that and unfortunately can't cancel my FH.......might need to take a hit in GW32 or use my WC

          3. Tsparkes10
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              Ake over Digne for sure

            • DDGs Snipped Ponytail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              Lanzini? I'd go Almiron.

            • Laurenzo
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              Other than Digne, consider comparing Lanzini vs one of Barnes, Higuain or Arni up top. Having the same debate myself. Rest looks great.

              1. hawkeyes
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 20 hours ago

                Thanks everyone 🙂

          4. Ojpsan1
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 21 hours ago

            A) Mane + azpi/Luiz + Rice + wilson

            B) Mane + Clyne + Diop + Vardy

            1. Tsparkes10
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                A with Clyne over Rice?

                1. Ojpsan1
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Just that I would like westham cover against lowest scoring team in the league. Only 8 away goals this season.

            2. tbhogal
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 21 hours ago

              FH or not guys? ML leader 47 points ahead has played his one. Have 7 BGW players and 1FT..

              FAB (Hamer)
              ROBBO, TAA, DIGNE (Bennett, awb).
              Pogba, Son, SALAH, ANDERSON (Hojberg).
              RONDON, Aguero, Jimenez

              1. Tsparkes10
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Defo not. Save FH for 32 and take 2 or 3 hits to field 10/11. Pogba, Son, Jimenez, Aguero to Haz, Fraser, Vardy, Wilson imo.

                  1. tbhogal
                    • 9 Years
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    thanks mate, that's so helpful.

                • Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Complete waste of FH. It's not an attractive set of games and you're better off taking hit or 2 than FH to cover 3 spots

                  1. tbhogal
                    • 9 Years
                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                    cheers Kiwivillan

              2. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 21 hours ago

                TC Salah and already praying

                1. Coaly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  RIP

                2. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Hmm not so sure

              3. Yoshioka
                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                  Rashford >> Wilson worth a -8 to field a full 11, or is that overkill?

                  1. Tsparkes10
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Definately. Think about the it

                    • Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      If FH 32 you getting Wilson vs Newcastle and Burney at home for -4. Do it

                    • Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      Rash with play in 31 and 33
                      Wilson will have to home games he will score more points than 4 points

                  2. BigBillyBass
                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                      I would honestly rather captain Origi than Salah this weekend

                      1. elchilangles
                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                          too far

                      2. Tsparkes10
                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                          31 and 33:

                          A) VVD Ake
                          B) VVD Maddison
                          C) Clyne Mane (-4)

                          1. fedolefan
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                            Lol, what are these choices.

                            1. Tsparkes10
                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                2 final players to complete my 31 and 33 team? Don't see whats hard to understand

                                1. fedolefan
                                  • 4 Years
                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Maybe look harder.

                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                      ?? Explain. If you mean by players in dif positions then its called changing formation

                              • Deulofail
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                B seems the most obvious to me

                              • Laurenzo
                                • 4 Years
                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                B

                            2. Stimps
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                              Sterling, Doherty ->. Hazard, Luiz (-4)

                              Then I will have 11

                            3. Weasel Boy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                              I currently have 3 utd and 2 city in my team. By 32 i could have 3 city.

                              Is it worth me using my FH in 32?

                              Could TC a city player.

                              1. Tsparkes10
                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                  What's full team? What you doing for this week

                                  1. Weasel Boy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Not great 8 currently

                                    Boruc
                                    Robbo TAA
                                    Salah(c) FA Brooks Westwood
                                    Vardy .

                                    Ederson Kun Rash Poggy Shaw Kola Schar*

                                    1ft

                                    1. Tsparkes10
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Kun, Pogba, Shaw to Wilson, Haz, Luiz imo. Then FH in 32 (get rid of triple pool and bring in triple City, triple United and triple Chelsea

                                        1. Weasel Boy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Yeah sounds good.
                                          Thanks

                                • Coaly
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Salah’s mask has finally fully slipped to reveal the joke donkey player that he really is

                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Almost scored a nice goal but great tackle stopped him. Also got a lovely assist :).

                                      1. Coaly
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Could have teed up Mane yet again but selfishly held on and fluffed it. No confidence. Awful decision making. Donkey.

                                    • BigBillyBass
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        He’s a fraud mate. An incredibly expensive fraud

                                        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                          • 9 Years
                                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Underlying stats - and all that 😀
                                          To me there are two types of players in fpl -

                                          1) the player who needs lots of shots to score - but has lots of touches in the box - has wild shots when he is in front of goal - that player is Salah

                                          2) A player who needs few chances rarely touches the ball but when he does it is a goal/assist - that player is Vardy.

                                          I know which I prefer.

                                      • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                        • 9 Years
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        I wouldn't call him a donkey, but I think he is a one trick pony.
                                        Very dependant on his pace, not very accurate with his shots, has a tendenacy to run into traffic.

                                        In saying that though, He is still on pens and could do well against Fuham because they are so poor

                                      • Weasel Boy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Defo no confidence at mo.
                                        The chances he has missed over his last 6 or 7 games, he would have finished no problem last season.

                                    • Olee
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Whats better?
                                      A: Kamara, Jota, Doherty (-8) -> Wilson, Brooks, Diop/Rice (field 11)
                                      B: Kamara, Jota (-4) -> Wilson, McNeil/Westwood (field 10)

                                    • Kabayan
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                      A. TAA + Fraser + 4
                                      Or
                                      B. Luiz + Mane

                                      Have Salah and Robbo, FH32

                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Considered the change myself but holding onto my same Triple pool and no Mane. Would hurt so much if either defender hauled

                                      2. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                        • 9 Years
                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Non-salah owner- but have Mane- VVD-Robertson.
                                        I could not help thinking when watching the CL Bayern win - 'oh no they have scored a week too early.'
                                        I

                                        1. BigBillyBass
                                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                                            You don’t own Salah. You will have a great week

                                            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                              I did in the last two gameweeks.
                                              Hopefully he won't sting me again like during last Christmas with a massive score.
                                              I think there is a 'cult of salah' that has developed in a lot of the fpl community and they are afraid to look elsewhere.
                                              To me that is a great chance to take advantage of that and try to rise up the rankings.

                                        2. BigBillyBass
                                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                                            I wonder how many banjos Mo Salah’s broken recently trying to hit his barn door

                                            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                              Does he play 'Walk like an Egyptian' on it?

                                          • dunas_dog
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                                            Looking at player price rise/fall websites strong evidence that fpl managers selling Salah and buying Mané in big numbers

                                            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                              • 9 Years
                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                              Don't have salah - but that is a mad move unless they really require the cash for other players.

                                          • the dom 1
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                                            Do in light of CL result. Would you do Pogba > Mane for a -4?

                                            Got 0.4 value tied up in Pogba. Using FH32.

                                            Cheers

                                            1. the dom 1
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                              So in light

                                            2. Tsparkes10
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Yup for sure

                                              • Weasel Boy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Think i would

                                              • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                • 9 Years
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Ah Liverpool won't play Bayern every week they have tough game away at Fulham next,

                                              • the dom 1
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Think I was really waiting to make sure mane didn’t get injured but it was on the cards. Playing 10 fir GW31 now.

                                                1. Weasel Boy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  He injured?

                                                  1. the dom 1
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    No I was making sure he didn’t get injured lad

                                                    1. Weasel Boy
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      🙂

                                            3. Tsparkes10
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Salah to Mane extremely tempting. ML Rival has Mane and no Salah. He also has no Freehit and only 7 for GW 31.

                                              • Jon Snow
                                                • 3 Years
                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                FH32 and WC34, already have Salah and Robbo
                                                A) Son >> Hazard
                                                B) Son >> Mane

                                                Hazard carries Chelsea, no other coverage, BPS magnet, definitely won't be rested/recovering from midweek
                                                vs
                                                Mane in form, LIV better team, Fulham allergic to defending

                                                Thoughts?

                                                1. the dom 1
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  B

                                                2. DMil
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  B

                                                3. Tsparkes10
                                                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    B

                                                  • Tsparkes10
                                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      Surely you can get Haz in also? What's team and FT available

                                                  • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Is anyone worried of Klopp rotating players for the fulham game to give them a rest after the European exploits?
                                                    If I was Klopp I would rest players.

                                                    1. Weasel Boy
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      They wanna win the league so cant afford to.

                                                    2. Niho992
                                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Lol. Yes,he will rest cause he have 20 points more than City.

                                                      • DMil
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Not a chance. Irrelevant international break coming up, he’ll be on the phone to national managers telling them to go easy but he’s not gonna let them take their foot off the gas. Fulham could get battered

                                                        1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                          Oh yeah completely forgot about the Internationals - tight hamstrings will appear beforehand.
                                                          No rests needed at Fulham so.

                                                    3. Niho992
                                                        5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Ok fellas i have 2 FT and 0.8 ITB so tell me which 3 transfers to do here.

                                                        Boruc
                                                        Vvd-Pereira
                                                        Salah-Hazard
                                                        Arnie

                                                        Ederson
                                                        AWB-Doherty-Bednarek
                                                        Sterling-Guendozi-Pogba
                                                        Jimenez-Rash

                                                        Sterling,Rash and Guendozi OUT
                                                        Mane,Wilson,Maddison IN
                                                        For -4?
                                                        Any better sugestion????

                                                        1. the dom 1
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                          Good moves

                                                          1. Niho992
                                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                              Maybe Fraser instead Maddy but i will bring Wilson anyway and have good feeling about Maddison. He could be great diferential

                                                          2. Tsparkes10
                                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                              Doh to Luiz aswell imo

                                                              1. Niho992
                                                                  5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                  Dont want to use hit for defender.

                                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                                      5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                      Why? Doh doesn't play so he gets 0. Luiz plays in both. Appearances alone will get you the 4 points back never mind a cleansheet or goal etc

                                                                      1. Niho992
                                                                          5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                          I fancy to use hit for mid/att and keeping Doherty for DGW 32 (bought for 4.4) and that will help me with FH.

                                                                          1. Tsparkes10
                                                                              5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                              You can hit more than once. I'd personally want to play 10 or 11 for 31 and 33. Not bothered about hits to do so as players will cover the hit over 2 gws easily

                                                                              1. Niho992
                                                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                  Thx but no thx. I will have 9 players now and probably 10-11 in GW 33 with just one hit. Dont expect points from Che defenders. I have good OR and 100+ points more than 2th in my ML so i dont have to take risk.

                                                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      Fair enough. GL mate

                                                                                      1. Niho992
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          Thx mate. GL to you too.

                                                                        • Tsparkes10
                                                                            5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                            Hit for Salah to Mane is tempting. I have up on my ML Rival these next 3 weeks as he has no FH so will have to chop and change or will not be able to capitalise on dgw32. Only problem is if he capts Mane and I don't then that could lessen my upper hand if makes sense?

                                                                            1. Niho992
                                                                                5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                Its stupid to use hit to change one player from same team for another.

                                                                                1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                    5 days, 21 hours ago

                                                                                    Maybe but I'd be doing it to match my Rival. And on form it's quite sensible... Idk 🙁

                                                                                2. Irbox ⚽
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                                  5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                  You’re hitting out the player who will have the highest EO of any player this season and who still continues to have the better underlying stats of the two? Wow..

                                                                                  1. Niho992
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      This.

                                                                                    • Tsparkes10
                                                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                        Truee just fear I guess and less risky

                                                                                      • Nailed Jesus
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 1 Year
                                                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                        1.EO works both ways surely? If Mane hauls & Salah blanks, you shoot up the ranks.
                                                                                        2.Which underlying stats? For the last 6 game weeks Mane leads on both xA, xG and actual goals.

                                                                                        1. Irbox ⚽
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          Check again.. Salah the better xA, more than double the touches in the box and shots in the box. Mane is over-performing his stats and will inevitably regress

                                                                                          1. Nailed Jesus
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            • 1 Year
                                                                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                            Okay..so Salah has slightly better xA, but Mane's xG (and actual goal) dwarfs Salah's. Mane has more attempts in the box and many more big chances, despite having less touches in the box. All evidence pointing to Mane being the goal scorer and Salah the provider, goals=5pts, assist=3pts. Mane scored in 6 of his last 8 PL matches, and after watching him tonight you think his form is going to regress?

                                                                                            1. Irbox ⚽
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              • 2 Years
                                                                                              5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                              After watching tonight, I think he may be injured 😉

                                                                                    • Laurenzo
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      Might be more tempting to double up the LP defense rather than hitting out Salah for Mane. Surely a clean sheet for pool this weekend.

                                                                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          Have TAA, Salah and VVd

                                                                                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                                        5 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                                        Dude, it’s a blank game week ... you need both 🙂

                                                                                    • yakirh
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      Arnie or Wilson?

                                                                                      Rest of the team:
                                                                                      Fab
                                                                                      Robbo Luiz Pereira
                                                                                      Salah Hazard Mane Anderson
                                                                                      King Rondon

                                                                                      (Jimenez Doherty Pogba AWB)

                                                                                      1. Laurenzo
                                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                        Wilson. I'm trying to avoid that sinking feeling when West Ham twitter announces the starting lineup and Arnie is on the bench.

                                                                                        1. yakirh
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          He could be an amazing differntial
                                                                                          I saw some predicted lineups with him starting

                                                                                          1. Laurenzo
                                                                                            • 4 Years
                                                                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                            Oh I agree. If he starts and plays, he could run riot. He certainly has something to prove as someone on this board already pointed out.

                                                                                    • C-Dawgg
                                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      I'm so confused, why are people talking about taking hits this game week and free hitting next gameweek? Are we expecting more doubles to be announced for next week?

                                                                                    • WE GO FOR IT
                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      || Foster | Patricio
                                                                                      Robertson | Digne | Pereira || AWB | Kelly
                                                                                      Hazard | Felipe | Salah(c) || Sterling | Camarasa
                                                                                      Arnie* | Rondon | King

                                                                                      Can field 9 currently. Arnies starred as he is not nailed on to start.
                                                                                      1FT and 0.1 itb
                                                                                      Players with no fixtures in 31: Foster; Patricio; AWB; Kelly; Sterling; Camarasa

                                                                                      A. Arnie to Wilson. 9 players
                                                                                      B. Sell one of the 5 players and get 10.
                                                                                      C. Sell two and get 10/11 players.
                                                                                      D. Save. Get Kun in GW32 and TC him/Sterling.

                                                                                      1. yakirh
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                        C
                                                                                        Start with Sterling to Mane
                                                                                        Keep Arnie

                                                                                        1. WE GO FOR IT
                                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                                          4 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          Cheers!

                                                                                    • jia you jia you
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                                      5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                      After skimming throug the past few pages I've come to the conclusion that this place is bonkers!
                                                                                      Whilst I'm one of the biggest Salahless advocates on here, taking him out for FUL and some contemplating a hit for this is lunacy. Ripping up your team with -8s and -12s to fit in Mane over LIV defender is also crazy imo.
                                                                                      Mane Madness!!

                                                                                      1. Deulofail
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                                        5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                        Captain Rice this week

                                                                                        1. jia you jia you
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          15 pointer in the post 🙂

                                                                                      2. Tsparkes10
                                                                                          5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                          Just fear for myself personally. If Mane hauls then gap between myself and ML Rival gets even bigger

                                                                                          1. jia you jia you
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                                            5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                            can understand the fear with Mane's recent form but it could just as easily be Salah hauling v FUL

                                                                                            1. Tsparkes10
                                                                                                5 days, 20 hours ago

                                                                                                Very true. High risk high reward either way tbh. Probs just keep, want to make it more interesting