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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. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bayern have been poor.

    1. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Made to look poor

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Overrated and old. Time for a shakeup.

  2. tm245
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Please tell me more about how Salah and Mane don't play well together.

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Salah thought it was Origi

  3. Jigger & Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    RIP LIV double defence

    1. Becks
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Look below

  4. Becks
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    That's it, need to get rid of either TAA or Alisson for Mane.

    A) TAA to Maguire
    B) Alisson to any 31/33 keeper

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Makes sense. Mane is important to own now.

      1. Becks
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yep can't ignore his form. Opinion on above?

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Keep TAA. Allison to Boruc.

          1. Becks
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Tsparkes10
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B. Boruc

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Magic from Salah even though he is useless and hates Mane.

  6. the german
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Final chance for all the Salah captainers here. Just do Salah-> mane for a -4 and captain mane.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nope

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No

    3. Tonyawesome69
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I'm thinking of doing this and only fielding 9 players in GW31

  7. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Dayum gorgeous assist from Mo

  8. TAT
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Salah > Mané in a -8 to field 11 for BGW looking very likely.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Lol

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    *moves armband over from salah to mane*

    1. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cue salah outscoring mane next gw 😉

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      *but he doesn't score away*

  10. Wetdream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Mane on fire !!

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Good film, that.

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Those who own Mane really should captain him

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      TC?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Maybe

  12. "Marvin"
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Up the pool.

    1. BUZZBOMB
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      ...is Senior Citizens Splashdown at 9.30 tomorrow morning, followed by Mums To Be AquaYoga with Whale Music at 10.30?

  13. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Mane G

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Salah A

  14. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Reading Sarri's words, not too worried. Sounds like he wanted to ensure he's ready for the weekend.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      About Higuain, sorry!

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He worth getting?
        Not sure myself

  15. Dakes. 🙂
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sterling to Mane. Welcome, Sadio!!!

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Messi btw

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hasn't had a good game in all fairnerss.. still ends up with a couple and an assist..oh well

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Make that 2 assists

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    England 17 germany 3

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      David Hasselhoff dislikes this

  18. Tsparkes10
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I want Mane, Salah and VVD... Get rid of TAA?

  19. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Seems like the sort of time Mane will start blanking now and Salah / Firm getting the points

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      LOL
      Wishful thinking.
      Mane non owner btw.

  20. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Cant wait for carnage here when Salah hauls and Mane blanks.

    1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I’ll take 15 points from each like at home v Cardiff 6months ago

  21. micsway
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Think Mane just won the arm band for this weekend.

  22. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Salah to tilemans done

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Tielemans captain locked in?

  23. HurriKane
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Whats the point of owning 13.0m player if you are not going to captain him against bloody fulham?

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Are you suggesting people tear up their teams with hits to redistribute Salah money?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Understand what you are saying but you can’t just keep pulling him in and out of your team and using all your FTs! So some GWs there will be better and more in form players to Captain. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own him

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      91m is the most expensive team for 31 if all your players play.

  24. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Did Neuer even try to save any of the goals? What an overrated turd. Well played Pool

    1. JJO
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      To save what exactly?

  25. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Seriously concerned that I cannot bring Mane into my team. Plumped on Salah months ago and am already at -8 this week with maxed out Liverpool already!

    1. Tsparkes10
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Same. Tempted to do VVD to Ake so I can bring in Mane but even VVD has hauled

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nothing a -16 won’t resolve.

      1. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        🙂

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    All lining up for a Salah haul with the doubters, just like Bournemouth away 😀

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If he blanks, change that grav.

    2. JJO
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      TC locked in

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      LOL
      The longest salah blanked up until his hatrick was 2 GWs.

      He hasnt scored 4 PL games and 2 CL games now.

  27. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Lallana on. To late to do any damage though.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      To which team?

  28. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Surely be at least one all English quarter final. I reckon it will be City vs Spurs with City giving Spurs a spanking in their new stadium

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Sounds about right

  29. elchilangles
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Barnes & Van Dijk or Firminho and Azpi for next week????

  30. the german
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hate to say this but Guardiola is a manager who goes to a certain league and the performance of all teams in the league improves significantly. Its just that he demands so much from the opposition to keep up the pace with his team.

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Absolute bollocks.

    2. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It's like going on to a resort with German holidaymakers. Everyone gets up earlier to get their towels down on the sunloungers.

    3. HurriKane
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Big sam will win titles if he got same squad pep inherits in each league

    4. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ok

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The leagues garbage bar about 4 teams