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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.

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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. aarrgghh
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    currently on -8.Would you sell Luiz when nobody is coming from the bench

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Nope

      1. aarrgghh
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        thanx

    2. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Just touch wood that he plays imo. I own him too and expecting the worst.

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        I think he'll play. Christensen has his pre-EL game time now. It will be Luiz + Rudiger and then in the EL Rudiger + Christensen.

  2. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    bottomed:
    Best use of FT, and possible -4 :

    A) Barnes to Vardy(c?)
    B) Lanzini to Maddi/Tielemans
    C) Schindler to Azpi/Alonso
    D) A + C for a hit
    E) B + C for a hit

    cheers

    1. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      A for me, though last night you were convincing me otherwise!

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Ah, but that was last night - I change my mind every time I look at my team 😉

        1. jr3jonny
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          We aren’t the only ones 😉

  3. grooveymatt65
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Fabianski Boruc
    Robertson Bednarek Digne Bennett Wan Bissaka
    Salah Hazard Mane Fraser Hojberg
    Arnautovic King Vardy
    5.0 itb and 0ft

    What do people recommend from the following?

    1. Arnie to Wilson for -4
    2. Hojberg to Tielmans for -4
    3. Leave it

    Also who to captain?

    A. Mane (if i bring him in)
    B. Salah
    C. Hazard
    D. Vardy

    Thanks alot for your input guys!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  4. Gríma Wormtongue
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Pick one

    A) Higuain --> Lacazette/Vardy

    B) Save FT

    1. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      A to Vardy. Easy. Higuain may not start. Giraud came in and took his place and scored. EL on Thursday.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Took his place? That’s a bit assumption and speculative. Could have just been rotation. You saying Sane, Jesus and Mahrez took Sterling, Kun and B.Silva’s positions as well?

        1. jr3jonny
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Sorry, bad English. Giroud came in for him is all I wanted to convey

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      A / Vardy

    3. Crazygopher
        6 months, 16 days ago

        A

    4. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      One week punt...

      A) Anderson -> Sigurdsson FT (bench Barnes)
      B) Anderson -> Tielemans FT (bench Barnes)
      C) Anderson + A. Barnes -> Vardy + 4.5m bench (-4)
      D) Other?

      Salah - Mane - Hazard - Pogba (Anderson)
      Rondon - Wilson - Barnes

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Get rid of Pogba and bench a defender + not Barnes?

        1. jr3jonny
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          There’s no midfielders I want atm in between 7.7 and Pogba’s selling price so I don’t think it’s necessary?

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Do you want Pogba for 34 WC? If not, you may as well sell him and give yourself an extra bench player in Anderson.

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        B
        Would get Vardy for free but not for a hit, assume it's for budget reasons.

      3. Crazygopher
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Probably do pog to mad

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        I want to use FT but can’t find viable replacement - any thoughts?

        Fab
        Robbo Aki Periera AWB
        Salah Fraser Hazard Milivojevic
        Vardy Rondon

        Kun Doherty on bench
        0.1itb

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Kun > Laca

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Don’t feel like this is the Laca week but any news on Kun?
            Tempted to do this move on WC next week though

        2. Crazygopher
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Kun Wilson bench ake

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Any price rides due??

          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Maddison, Kepa, JWP

            Maybes: Wilson, Fraser, King, Azpi, Morgan, Tomkins

            Outside shot: Vardy, Mane, Rondon, King, CHO

            Will be clearer closer to the time.

        4. marksweet5
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 16 days ago

          When I Wildcard for week 34, can I make changes throughout the week to my 'bus' team for free, as you can when you freehit ? Thanks

          1. Indpush
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Yes

        5. Akey678
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Higuain to

          A) Laca

          B) Wilson

          C) Other

          1. Ribus
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Vardy

            1. Akey678
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 16 days ago

              Already have him and Rondon

        6. 3lias-
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Which combo earns the most
          points in GW 33 between the following?

          A. Almiron + Zaha
          B. Mili + Rondon

        7. CrouchDown
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Hi guys, I have 2M itb and want Haz but can't afford to get him with my 1FT. Any suggestions?

          Guaita

          Robbo Lascelles Rice

          Salah Mane Brooks Billing

          Higuain Vardy Wilson

          Subs: Fab, Rice Doherty Pogba

        8. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Any suggestions, guys?

          Fabianski
          Pereira Robertson AWB Azpilicueta
          Fraser Maddison Mane(TC) Hazard
          Vardy Firmino

          De Gea, Rice, F.Anderson, Jiminez

          0.8m itb

        9. And nothing else Mata'…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Tempted to captain Laca over Mane, chasing in ML, leader will probably captain Sadio.
          Chasing 20-is points, worth of risk?