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Scoutcast Episode 290 – Trigger Happy

Buoyed by a largely successful Free Hit in Gameweek 32 the Scoutcast crew are eager to squeeze the trigger on another chip.

This week’s edition is dominated by Joe, Az and Andy’s early Wildcard drafts for Gameweek 34 and the players they are backing for success for the season run in.

But before they can fully focus on their Wildcard there’s the small matter of Gameweek 33’s reduced fixture list to contend with. The crew take in a raft of community questions about the best assets to bring in, whether as a one week pre-Wildcard punt or for the rest of the campaign.

Elsewhere they look back on the drama of the biggest Double Gameweek of the season, including the community’s roughest and smoothest moves.

Gameweek 33’s differentials, clean sheet and captaincy tips are also considered.

Although Joe and Andy seem settled on their next armband target, Az dons his Columbo mac for a “just one more thing” moment to make them doubt their decision.

This Scoutcast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Thursday 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. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Gtg?

    Kepa
    TAA Digne Chilwell
    Salah C Mane Hazard Tielemans
    Lacazette Vardy Wilson

    Boruc Schlupp CHO Bednarek

  2. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Not looking forward to tonight nor this GW.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I reckon Saint will give Liverpool tough time.

      1-1 me thinks

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

      Why?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I'm not sure, I think I'm just a pessimist 🙂

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    1FT. A or B? Will WC in 34.

    Boruc
    Robbo TAA Pereira Schär
    Hazard Salah Fraser Anderson
    Higuain King

    Fabs Højbjerg Doherty Jimi

    A. Anderson -> Siggy
    B. Higuain -> Vardy

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

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

      A. Anderson is a doubt and even if he does play, he's been absolutely woeful recently. Higuain is top of Joe's goals imminent table and I reckon he could well get something against West Ham.

  4. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Right, Maddison, Tielemans or Willian for one week only?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Tielemans

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      English Pirlo

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Joe Allen?

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Wait he's Welsh

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

          Welsh Xavi

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah that's better

      2. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        JWP?

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I think he must mean Henderson

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Tough call. mins/xGI favors Maddison, however Tielemans has the form.

  5. AuFeld
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Just for this week:

    1. Sterling ~> Mane
    2. Pogba ~> Maddi/Tiel (which one?)
    3. Both. Mane and Maddi/Tiel for a hit, AWB to the bench.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      1

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      2 with Maddison

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      1

  6. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    A) Arnie + Pogba >>>> Vardy + Maddison for (-4)

    Or

    B) Arnie to Rondon for free and play Richarlison

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Better option for this gw?

    A. Maddison
    B. Siggy
    C. Mkhi

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Maddison.

  8. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    think I'm pretty set on this, will be doing Wilson & Fraser -> Jimenez & Doucoure/Jota for GW35...but not sure on the keepers?

    Gunn (Ryan)
    Robbo TAA Kola (Duffy Dunk)
    Mane Fraser Brooks (Sterling Son)
    Auba Laca Wilson

    A) Guaita (Ryan) - then do Ryan -> Foster for a hit GW35
    B) Gunn (Ryan) - save a FT, play Gunn against Liverpool

  9. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to captain:

    1. Hazard
    2. Salah

    Thanks

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      1

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson TAA Pereira Digne AWB
    Anderson Salah (C) Hazard
    Wilson Barnes

    Hennessy Snodgrass Jimenez Pogba

    1 FT 5.8 ITB Not optimum but good enough I guess, reluctant to take hits. Which one? Any other hit worth it?

    A. Anderson to Madisson/Tielemans
    B. Jimenez to Vardy (loosing 0.5M and bring him back in WC34)

  11. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Any reason why Laca is flagged on Home page when you click on "status"?

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      They know.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Glitch?

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

      Everton keep getting CS

    4. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      This scares me, I just got him in yesterday

  12. ColdRainyNIght
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry for posting again, just want to see the opinion of gurus here.
    I did post below that I am thinking about tripling up Spurs attack due to their fixtures as 4/6 of them are in the new stadium. However, the counter-argument is that Man City premiums are the one to go. While it is possible that they will be much less rotation, I am still somehow not convinced they are going to win the remaining games by a big margin.
    City's remaining fixtures:
    33 - blank
    34 - Crystal Palace (A) - hard game imo, Crystal Palace have improved defensively, their full backs can hold Man City well as they did in the first fixtures. I dont see many goals for City
    35 - Spurs (H)
    Man Utd (A) - these fixtures are very tough for Pep, I cant see many goals for City again.
    36 - Burnley (A) - still not sure if Burnley ar staying up and Turf Moor trips are always tough.Dont see many City goals.
    37 - Leicester (H) - this is the only fixture where I believe City can score 3 or more goals. But it will depend how Leicester will set up, they improving from game to game. First fixture Leicester beat Man City. The cup game was a tie 1-1.
    38 - Brighton (A) - what if the Seagulls are still in the relegation battle? In any case scenario, last gameweeks always tough especially away from home. Brighton may give an electric reception. 50/50 here for City to score many goals.

    My personal VERDICT: Avoid doubling up on City attackers. I will personally go for Bernardo Silva and Laporte. I think there are many better premium options outside City

    1. ColdRainyNIght
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I am more 70-30 right now for tripling up on Spurs and going without Raz and Kun. But might get Raz or Kun still, a bit of debate in my head right now. Tough decisions

      1. Srv210
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        get atleast one city player....city can go mental against any team, they have the quality..so be on safe side and get one of Raz or Kun

      2. Greko82
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Who are the three spurs players? Kane, Son and?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Agree, one ManC enough.

    3. Greko82
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I will take an even bigger risk and go without any city players for the DGW. 2 very difficult games + rotation. Same applies for ManUtd players. Hopefully the risk can pay off..

    4. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      RE the GW35 double, have a look at Aguero's record in big games

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        will probably just pick one as well. not sure who though. kdb back in the equation too

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

      Sorry. Drunk. Wall of text

    6. ColdRainyNIght
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      For Spurs triple up, I am getting Son, Eriksen and Kane. For City cover I have Laporte and Bernardo Silva. But the main counter-argument is one of Raz/Kun MUST be in your team.

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

      I can honestly see them winning every game...

      1. ColdRainyNIght
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Dont get me wrong, ofc I can also see them winning games, but if you are getting Raz or Aguero, you need a big score in these games, thats what I dont see as I explained above.

    8. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn't feel comfortable without Kun or Sterling in my team. Kane + Son is plenty spurs for me.

  13. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Captain Haz, Vardy or Salah?

    1. Srv210
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      i'm going vardy ...

    2. simong1
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Haz for me but still debating between the 3!

  14. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    redmond or jwp or deulofeu for dgw ?

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Deulofeu. Mins/xGI over their last six matches: JWP at 355mins & Deulowillfailu at 128mins.

    2. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I've gone JWP, Remond has better underlying stats, depends which formation he plays I think as to which of the two is better. I was looking to get Deulofeu in too but Deeney & Garcia's comments about Gray are slightly worrying in terms of game time, although with Perrerya injured he'll probably just shift him to the wing

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        thanks for the detailed answer. I think with jwp you most likely should hope for a set piece to score. redmond plays further forward but watford is much more stronger side imo. my only worry is deulo's gametime

  15. Greko82
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Hazard or Salah or Mane for captain?

  16. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you rather have for this GW only?

    a) Salah, Vardy, Maddison
    b) Mane, Vardy, Sigurdsson

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

      A

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers

  17. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Captain out of:
    A) Hazard
    B) Mane
    C) Vardy
    D) Lacazette

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      C. Safer pick

    3. Kroneek
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      D!

  18. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    (C)

    A) Hazard
    B) Mane
    C) Vardy

    1. The Mighty Whites
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      c

  19. Captain Warlock
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Free transfer to burn
    Brooks to Hudson-Odoi for a punt before wildcard
    Stupid??

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn't. Brooks could do well and CHO is far from certain to start. Any other possibilities to burn the transfer?

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Only Fab but only got 0.2 in bank

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

      I think RLC more likely to start

    3. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Don't call me stupid 😉 Madness imo

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Your not wrong mate

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

      Didn't read properly. Brooks out is crazy

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah free transfer burning a hole in my pocket scrambling my brain

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

    Pereira on FT?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      yep

  21. Trovsmash
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Play 1:
    A. Brooks

    B. Barnes

    Cheers

  22. Scout Picks Challenge GW33
    @ocprodigy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 33

    Almost forgot about tonight's game... which meant I also forgot about this! Was hoping to do GW32 before releasing this but ah well...

    GW30 results: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20146430
    GW31 results: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20146680

    This is going to be a tricky gameweek... most of your players will be against each other! 12 teams, 11 players to choose from. Pick wisely...

    ****** WHAT IS IT? ******

    For those of you who haven't been around or aren't aware, every evening prior to the start of the gameweek FFS releases their picks of players for the gameweek, "Scout Picks", as well as 3 differentials before the first games to separate yourself from the crowd.

    This is your way to have a bit of fun and challenge those scout picks with a set of your own (read instructions below). This will always open the day before the gameweek starts around 8pm, and whilst you don't have to play weekly, the more you play the better chance you have of winning!

    ****** INSTRUCTIONS ******

    Everyone can have their own scout picks (there is no limit on team value) but with one simple rule,

    YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE PLAYER FROM EACH TEAM
    (yes, two of your players at least will be on opposing teams).

    You can only have ONE submission, and your FIRST submission will be what is accepted. You also must respond DIRECTLY to this post (not to a reply on this post). FFS Scout Picks are automatically enrolled. Teams must comply with FPL formation rules and be submitted in an easy to read format, e.g.

    GK
    DEF DEF DEF
    MID MID MID MID
    FOR FOR FOR

    Deadline for this gameweek is Friday 5th April, 7pm.

    ****** SCORING ******

    Regardless of number of applicants, scoring will be done by the following:

    1st place: 3 points
    Top 4% of the population will rank "second" and score 2 points.
    Top 10% of the population will rank "third" and score 1 point.

    There is also a bonus point which everyone is eligible for. If you score higher than FFS' Scout Picks AND Differential Picks (i.e. 14 players), you will be awarded with a bonus point regardless of whether you were in the top 10% scoring positions or not.

    Welcome to the game, and good luck.

    ***** THE STANDINGS *****

    Your top three:

    1st - Ramboros (27pts)
    2nd - Lord (25pts)
    3rd - FFS Scout (22pts)

    Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

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

      Heaton
      TAA Schaar Azpilicueta
      Siggy Mhkitaryan Milivojevic Antonio Redmond
      Wilson Vardy

    2. Cadenza
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Heaton
      Aké Schlupp Azpilicueta
      Mané Maddison Sigurdsson Pritchard Ward-Prowse
      Rondon Lacazette

    3. Expected Toulouse
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pickford
      Azpilicueta Schlupp Tarkowski
      Salah Tielemens Antonio Ward Prowse
      Lacazette Wilson Rondon

    4. Ramboros
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fabianski
      Schär PVA Kolasinac
      JWP Hazard Sigurdsson Mané
      Wilson Barnes Vardy

    5. squire345
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      heaton
      schlupp ake schar
      siggy anderson hazard redmond
      firmino vardy lacazette

    6. minges
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fabianski
      Schaar Schlupp Digne
      Hazard Salah Brooks JWP
      Vardy Auba Barnes

    7. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gunn
      VVD Schlupp Mee
      Hazard Maddison Richarlison Lanzini
      Rondon Wilson Aubameyang

    8. Scratch
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Heaton
      PVA, Schar, Kola
      Hazard, Siggy, Redmond, Lanzini
      Firmino, Vardy, King

    9. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fabianski
      Kolasniac Tarkowski Bertrand
      Mane Hazard Sigurdsson Milivojevic
      Vardy Rondon King

    10. DRAWNTOMECCA
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gunn
      vanAanholt Schar Fredericks
      Salah Fraser Hazard Sigurdsson
      Vardy Lacazette Wood

    11. A Manager Has No Name
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Lossl
      Schar PVA Valery
      Ramsey Siggy Salah Gudmundsson
      Vardy Wilson Higuain

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

      Pickford
      Lejeune Valery Tarkowski
      Mane Hazard Fraser Milivojevic
      Lacazette Vardy Chicharito

    13. MB10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Heaton
      AWB Digne Rice
      Mane Hazard Maddison JWP
      Auba Wilson Rondon

    14. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fabianski
      Schär, Tarkowski, PVA
      Salah, Hazard, Siggy, JWP
      Auba, Vardy, Wilson

    15. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fabianski
      Schär Schlupp Kolasinac
      Salah Hazard Sigurdsson Ward-Prowse
      King Vardy Wood

    16. lugs
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gunn
      Schar-Rice-PVA
      Hazard-Mane-Siggy-Brooks
      Auba-Barnes-Vardy

  23. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Will Marcos Alonso play against West Ham?
    Don't want to take point hit to remove him because the replacement has to score to make it worthwhile.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      He's injured.

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        And shite

    2. George James
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sarri said 3-4 days rest on Tuesday so going by that he should be ok.

  24. AnyLaporteinastorm
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Any scout squad/picks this week?

  25. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Am I GTG?
    Would you TC Mane?

    Fabianski
    Pereira Robertson AWB
    Fraser Maddison Mane Hazard F.Anderson
    Vardy Firmino

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

      Nah wait for GW36

  26. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Barnes - BOU(A)
    B)Richarlison- ARS (H)

    Leaning towards A as I’m expecting a high scoring game but need your help

  27. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Higuain & Antonio
    To
    Rondon & hazard (-4)
    Or the boring Antonio to Tielemens?

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

      Tielemans

  28. Ghost86
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you get for this week Fraser or Brooks?

    1. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Fraser

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

    Fab
    TAA - Yedlin - AWB
    Hazard - Salah - Mané - Fraser - F Anderson
    Vardy - King

    Hamer - (Jimenez) - (Doherty) - (Shaw)

    1.3 ITB 1 FT.

    Shaw -> Azpi (and F Anderson first on bench?)

    Captain:
    A) Haz
    B) Salah

    Anything else obvious?

    FRIDAY !