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Scoutcast Episode 294 – Endgame

“We’re in the Endgame now.”

With just one round of fixtures left of the season the Scoutcast team attempt to wrap up all of the outstanding talking points ahead of Gameweek 38.

Andy, David and Az began by overcoming the frustrating nature of Gameweek 37 in order to get truly excited about the final day of the campaign.

Not surprisingly, the key player to be discussed was Son Heung-min, whose red card against Bournemouth ruled him out of Gameweek 38.

We looked at all the potential replacements and examined all the implications of moving him on for a cheaper midfield options.

That included our thoughts on Manchester United and Southampton assets after poor performances in Gameweek 37.

Next up was a debate on what Wolves can bring to Liverpool in Gameweek 38, especially with so many managers either double or tripled-up on them.

In the aftermath of the Reds’ incredible Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona, we also looked at what we thought Jurgen Klopp’s men are capable of in their Premier League finale.

Also, an injury to Andrew Robertson on Tuesday night prompted discussion about what to do with the left-back in Gameweek 38.

Finally, Andy, David and Az tackled some last day of the season dilemmas from managers wondering what tactics to employ to ensure the highest possible finish.

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809 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 2 hours ago

    1. Would you play Deulofeu or Jota ? Want to play Deulofeu.
    2. Best fwd option to replace Jimenez ? Arnie, Zaha...Rondon?
    3. Kiko should play ?

    Lloris
    TAA/Laporte/XXX
    Sterling/Hazard/Mane/XXX
    Kun/Rash/XXX

    Gunn/Boly/Kiko/Duffy/Jota/Deulofeu/Jim

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      1. Deu
      2. Why not sell Jota for Redmond and bench Jiminez instead
      3. Dont know

      1. Amey
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          This

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Jota > Redmond
        Or
        Jiminez > Zaha

      3. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks all for ideas 😉

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Afternoon 🙂 Best move here?

      A. Son >> Fraser / Redmond / 9.0m?
      B. Jiminez >> Wilson / Zaha / 7.3m?
      C. Get both out for a hit

      Foster
      Laporte. TAA. Bednarek. Shaw
      Sterling. Mané. Pogba
      Agüero. Jiménez. Gray
      (Ryan, Højbjerg, Doherty, Son*)

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        A with Redmond

      2. The Royal Robin
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        A (Fraser)

      3. Amey
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          A Siggy/Redmond/Fraser

      4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Me : Mane, Kun, Robbo*
        Rival : Salah (C), No Kun

        A. Robbo -> TAA, keep Mane, Kun (C)
        B. Mane -> Salah, Salah (C)

        Sorry repost, thanks

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

        Score prediction for tonight:
        Ajax 3-2 Spurs

        1. Amey
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            1-2 Spurs

          • RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            2-0 Ajax

          • 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            1-1

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            3-2 sounds about right, I think spurs could do it

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 12 mins ago

            0-3 Son hattrick to make the wonder year complete

        2. Amey
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            How is this team for -4 ??

            Lloris
            Taa Valery Robbo*
            Raz Hazard Deulofeu Redmond ©
            Kun Vardy Zaha

            Foster Jota Yoshida* Doherty
            (2m itb)

            Thank you !!

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

              All good apart from the armband decision and where's Mitro after all of your talk haha

              1. Amey
                  12 days, 2 hours ago

                  Lol
                  Planning on doing
                  Son Jimenez >> Vardy Redmond (-4)
                  Vardy looks the one to me. If i had two striker spots Mitrovic would have been second one 😉

                  Re ©, it's disheartening to see you rejecting a Differential © pick bro !!
                  I'm chasing OR & think Redmond is a good option. Who'd you © instead ??

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

                    I'm only stirring the pot, he not a terrible alternative captain but I think there's a much much better chance of 2-3 points than double digits from him!

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

                      How about Zaha instead, at home to a team that might not show up and he will be looking to get on the radar of big teams on the last day?

                      1. Amey
                          12 days, 2 hours ago

                          Yeah.
                          Great option & good point Re audition.
                          Cheers mate

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

                            go with your gut and don't let others change your mind if you're set on it mate, GL!

                            1. Amey
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Yep
                                Good advice 🙂
                                Thank you

                        • Amey
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            Yeah
                            That's true. It's a gamble for sure

                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                      Looks nice. Would captain one of your big guns unless you are massively gambling

                      1. Amey
                          12 days, 2 hours ago

                          Thank you Rafa 🙂
                          I'm gambling. Very upset that even though I called © Correct couldn't improve my rank much.
                          So going for another differential pick. Who'd you © ??

                          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            I’ll be on Raz this week most likely. Thought Mane looked lively last night too, without getting any assists/goals

                            1. Amey
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Cool.
                                I'm looking to avoid City/pool tbh with the gravity of the fixture, i suspect close matches.

                        • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                          • 2 Years
                          12 days, 2 hours ago

                          With you on Redmond (C)

                          1. Amey
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              Well, great choice 😛

                        • drughi
                          • 9 Years
                          12 days, 2 hours ago

                          Robertson>TAA looks pretty straight forward

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

                            It's not if you already have him 😉

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

                              Laporte for me I think unless I stick with the double up and go VVD

                              1. drughi
                                • 9 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                VVD instead of TAA maybe

                        • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                          • 7 Years
                          12 days, 2 hours ago

                          Do we think wolves are really going to fill over like Barca....
                          All this selling of wolves attacking assets makes me nervous....
                          I have so many fires to put out

                          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                            • 7 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            *roll

                          2. Slouch87
                            • 3 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            I think that Wolves will provide a stern test and certainly won't roll over. They have generally played well against the top sides. This is certainly a tricky game for Liverpool and I wouldn't be ditching all attacking assets.

                          3. drughi
                            • 9 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            Playing jimenez and benching jota and Doherty but if yoshida is out Doherty comes in. Dont expect any returns really but jimenez could sneak a goal maybe

                          4. Bubz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            Liverpool are so good at home defensively

                            1. Amey
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                This
                                I'm selling Jimenez & benching Jota

                            2. TRASH BOAT
                              • 5 Years
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              I have no problem playing J and J. Jota looks a real threat of late and Jimmy has picked up points against the tougher sides before.

                            3. Jᴀʀᴠish
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              People being forced to keep them and FPL bias is kicking in.

                          5. tricky80
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            You're somewhere between the dullard or maverick...

                            How many points would you have from your squad if you maintained your GW1 squad or that of your first WC?

                            For my XV from
                            First GW 1995
                            First WC (GW9) 2312

                            Actual points 2222 (incl -72 in hits through season)

                            On one hand way too many hits, on other I've improved my squad sufficiently and/or used captain/chips fairly effectively.

                          6. boc610
                            • 7 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            Messi is still the best for me but he got rattled last night like ive never seen
                            before in his career (it happened in the second leg to) .people talk about his chronic shyness and last night he just disconnected himself from that game and his team mates. he doesn't have that 'grab your players by the scuff of the neck' trait that I think ronny has, even diego and Zidane. Gerrard had it in spades. with messi his teammates are relying on his sheer technical brilliance with a football to lead them but there are times when you need something with that. some fight, get the players in the huddle, thrown your hands at the crowd to get them going (Fabinho did it from minute one) . he had an off night.it happens. and theres other players that should have stepped up but then how can you say anything to messi? this is the bind they are in and its why it has to be him to lead. but just shaking your head and staring at the ground in a sulk isnt going to do it when things aren't going your way.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              It was like the Messi we see with Argentina last night... all players have bad games though

                              1. boc610
                                • 7 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                players can have poor games and actually still get team mates to do something . i don't think he was even that bad last night when he had the ball but he just drifted out of the match. I think he hid when the ging got tough and thats something you'd never associate with some of the greats but it has been levelled at him, especially with the national side.

                            2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                              • 7 Years
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              I dunno, kinda felt like they thought job done after the first leg magic, may be he also thought he'd done his bit and could relax a little

                              1. boc610
                                • 7 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                after winny got the third he just looked completely lost . if he was relaxing then that should have snapped him out of it (and lets be honest he should have snapped it after the first early goal. they all should have)

                          7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            12 days, 2 hours ago

                            Chelsea’s transfer ban upheld apparently... surely Haz goes nowhere until it’s lifted?

                            I don’t think they’d consider Pulisic a good enough like for like & if they let hazard leave they are in diffs next season

                            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              12 days, 2 hours ago

                              Probably just up his price. Surely he’ll push hard for the move this summer too

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Ultimately if Chelsea are banned from signing a replacement it may force their hand to keep him (against his will, but per the contract he signed) for another 12 months

                            2. Amey
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Pulisic not even a specific winger i think.
                                He plays RM in Midfield 3 / CAM ??
                                CHO can try to fill the large boots of Hazard though.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  12 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Could possibly open a door for CHO allright actually - that would be refreshing to see were it to happen

                                  1. Amey
                                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                                      Yep

                              • RAFA THE GAFFA
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                How many points do you think can be caught now with a rival on bench boost? 7 matching players

                                1. Magic Zico
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  12 days, 1 min ago

                                  Depending on the delta players ... min 8 points from 4 bench players? But if you nailed the captain better then could be irrelevant.

                                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Thanks. He has 50 to catch

                              • The Royal Robin
                                • 3 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Best option here?

                                A) Camarasa > Redmond -4 (352 and bench Jimmy)
                                B) Jimmy > Arnie / Zaha / Rashford -4
                                C) Play Jimmy and don’t take a hit

                              • The 12th Man
                                • 5 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                1FT 0.7m itb
                                Lloris
                                TAA,Valery, Yoshida
                                Salah(c), Hazard,Sigurdsson,Redmond,Jota
                                Aguero,Lacazette

                                Foster,Jimenez,Doherty,Duffy

                                Just do Lloris > Ederson for free?

                              • danishdynamite
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                I've had some lucky breaks this season and somehow find myself with a rather high rank. I'd like to keep it that way with one week left ....but who to captain ?

                                Am bringing in Wilson / Arnie or Mitro with this week's FT to have this lot:

                                Loris
                                TAA / Laporte / Valery
                                Salah / Haz / Bilva / Mane
                                Kun / Long / Wilson etc

                                I guess Salah and Kun will dominate the top 10k ........ which makes sticking to one of them the least risky (to my OR) option??

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

                                  Thats a great team for this week.
                                  Im going Salah if hes fit. Redmond or Siggy if hes out.
                                  The only reason im not going Kun is my rival has him and need to go different to him.
                                  its a toss up between Aguero and Salah imho

                              • Brosstan
                                • 4 Years
                                12 days, 2 hours ago

                                Chance to gain 67 Points on my rival last GW? We only have 2 overlapping players as Ive gone full differential

                                1. Amey
                                    12 days, 2 hours ago

                                    GL 🙂
                                    I'm not sure about your chances tbh.

                                  • Benteke Fried Chicken
                                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                                      Very slim.

                                      However, I did gain 45/50 points on most of my rivals last week alone, so I wouldn’t say 67 is impossible. You need to captain and ultimate punt and hope he gets 15(x2) minimum and some other decent hauls. I’d go as far as saying sell the most expensive players your rival has and replace them with ultimate punts to be as different as possible.

                                    • Jᴀʀᴠish
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                                      150-1

                                    • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                                      So you need to get 100, and he needs to get 33?

                                      Sounds unlikely to me.

                                      I'd say anything over 30 is pretty hard at this point. 67 impossible.

                                  • Kopkloppers
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    12 days, 2 hours ago

                                    An Everton perspective:
                                    Lying in hospital lat night, no sound on the TV and streaming the sound via my computer. Watching 2.5 minute sound delay, watching a team I have no right to support. WELL DONE KLOPP, POOL and the Premiership for coming up trumps. I am up for an early recovery.
                                    It would have been a travesty if Pool were empty handed this year.
                                    Hard dork, Teamwork, Education, common sense, tenacity, togetherness, unbelievable fitness, strength in depth and a spot of skill on the side made me a proud scouser!!!!!!!!!!!

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

                                      Well said.
                                      I was found myself cheering them on as well.

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

                                        it was so weird wanting them to do it as a MUN fan...weird!

                                    2. jia you jia you
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                                      Get well soon mate
                                      Yup, it's the first time in well over 30 years watching football that a Liverpool has softened my MUN heart! They are a great team that play great football.
                                      (still pray that they don't win the league though and would like to see Ajax winning)

                                  • Freddiebell
                                    • 2 Years
                                    12 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Best replacement for Son. Have 9.1 mill to spend

                                    1. Licky
                                      • 6 Years
                                      12 days, 1 hour ago

                                      Moura? Fraser or Bilva look alright options too. You could take a punt on someone like Ritchie or Redmond if you were feeling it.

                                  • marzo
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    11 days, 13 hours ago

                                    1. Kola + Son -> Kompany + Bilva (0.6m).
                                    2. Kola + Son -> Laporte + Fraser (1.0M).
                                    3. Other moves..

                                    Lloris.
                                    Bednarek, Kola, TAA.
                                    Salah (c), Mane, Son, JWP.
                                    Vardy, Aguero, Jimenez.
                                    Foster, Romeo, Duffy, Dunk.
                                    2ft, 0.0m. 120k. Hoping to make the Top 100k at least.

                                  • Stig
                                    • 3 Years
                                    11 days, 8 hours ago

                                    A) Salah + Long
                                    B) Pogba + Vardy
                                    C) Other (open to suggestions)

                                    Current team:

                                    Kepa
                                    TAA Laporte AWB
                                    Mane Son Jota Sterling
                                    Jiminez Firmino Aguero