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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.

This episode of the Scoutcast can be accessed on our YouTube channel or embedded in the article below.

Once again, we apologise that we are still unable to publish it in a podcast form and will endeavour to rectify this for the 2019/20 season.

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  1. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    First time owning Robbo all season last GW (1pt) & now he’s injured ugh, bring on next season!

  2. Feed tha Sheep
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which would you rather do this weekend?
    A. Robertson > TAA (and play Jimi)
    B. Jimi > Arnie (Play Valery)

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A no contest if Robbo out.

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  3. Slothornaut
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Im done by 30 in a mini league and i triple captain Aguero Wilson Fraser Other???

    1. Slothornaut
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who Should I triple Captain

    2. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Redmond is your best shout imo

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        what? :DDD
        Redmond is a trap in FPL

    3. Victor6359
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wilson

  4. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jimenez + Son + Morrison --> Vardy + Redmond + Laporte

    Good moves for -4?

  5. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Babel or Tielemans?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Babel

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Babel

    3. Slothornaut
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Babel

  6. trustmeimpurple
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mane, Robbo, Son > Salah, TAA, Fraser?
    Chasing 15 points and he doesn’t have salah??

    1. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is minus how many? So then you'll be chasing 23 or 19 points immediately...

      1. trustmeimpurple
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        For a -4

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I still see Mane > Salah as fairly sideways (unless you're going to captain). If Robbo is out Milner will likely start so no pens for Mo.

  7. mike09
    1 month, 19 days ago

    With these results on Sunday there will be a Premier League final-match on neutral ground between Liverpool and Man City:
    Liverpool - Wolves 4-4
    Brighton - City 4-0

    1. Zenith UK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Off to the bookies now

    2. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      DGW?

      1. mike09
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Or GW39?

    3. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Duffy(c) dunk

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The first is not beyond possibility.
      The second would require city to have three red cards, for the ref to support Brighton or Pool, and for a powerful sorcerer to hypnotise 3-4 city players into aiming to score in the wrong direction.
      Even then Brighton might just nick a draw 🙂

    5. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      or 5-5 and 5-1

  8. Becks
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Etheridge
    VVD TAA Digne Doherty
    Mane Sterling Pogba Son*
    Aguero Jimenez

    Best transfer(s)?

    A) Son to BSilva
    B) Son to DSilva
    C) Son, Doherty to Laporte, Milivojevic -4

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do you have a useful bench on any level?
      A if yes, C if no. I assume you can't do Doherty to Laporte in one move?

      1. Becks
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not really, Camarasa Niasse Duffy

    2. Victor6359
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C for me

  9. Melvin Udall
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone think Alli could get a goal this week if Son doesnt play?

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Alli can get a goal any week

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No if s about it. Son doesn't play.

  10. Runaway
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why is Origi flagged? From yesterday?

    1. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looked like a cramp

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      His don't is sore from kicking Barcelona's ass

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Foot that should be.

  11. jia you jia you
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do you think the below move is decent if Robertson is ruled out (have TAA)?
    Possibly Hazard's final league game for Chelsea & I've missed Colin, would love him back 😉

    Son + Robertson + DCL to Hazard + Shaw/Digne + Colin(-4)

    Bench: AWB, Bednarek, Neves

    1. Magic Bean Hunter
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Maybe do Son + Robbo > Haz + bench fodder (4.0) and playing Bednarek (who has Hud) instead?

      1. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers, a hit doesnt really make sense in the final GW alright

    2. Amey
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nope.
      I'd play bednarek & leave Robbo as it is.
      Would rather do something like:
      Son + DCL >> Siggy/Redmond + Mitrovic/Arnie/Wilson/Zaha

      1. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yeah lots of options but not convinced with any...buy yeah, no need for a hit

  12. You want sum?
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Right lads....

    This is worth £80.

    I need your help!

    I’m winning my ML by 10pts and its come down to the last GW.

    What do I do?

    Etheridge (Hamer)
    Shaw Ake TAA (Wan-Bissaka, Kelly)
    Mane Hazard Sterling Pogba Milijovic
    Vardy Wilson (Jimenez)

    1ft
    1.4mil ITB

    What to do to secure 1st place?!

    Ahhhh!

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ake > Laporte

    2. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A bit too many from the unpredictable crp vs bou game. Maybe jimi to ayoze/arnie and bench mili?

      1. Klein
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Or rondon/mitro

    3. MillsAU
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What does 2nd's team look like?

      1. Gloria Leicesterfan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Etheridge to Ederson or Allison

      2. You want sum?
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2nd and 3rd's teams respectively... they are a few points behind me.

        Ryan
        Lindelof Laporte Boly
        Jota Pogba Mane Son
        Aguero Jimi Aubameyang

        Foster Redmond Bednarek Duffy

        Ederson
        Robbo TAA Kolasinac
        Mane Moura Jota Son
        Jimi Laca Agüero

        Ryan Peltier McNeil Duffy

  13. Amey
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do we think Son's ban will be removed ??

    1. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      not a chance in hell mate!

      1. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        you cant raise your hands and make contact with an opponent in the modern game without it being classed as violent conduct

        1. Amey
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Okay Cheers bro 🙂
          Son to Redmond FT & 5m itb for me then 😀

          Might end up doing Jimenez to Vardy/Auba/Laca/Mitrovic & bench Jota.

          1. jia you jia you
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have 2FTs and no idea what to do as you seen above haha, Redmond has blank written all over him but likely one of the best punt of some poor options available to us

            1. Amey
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I'm going to © Redmond 😉

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That's not true. In most cases where a player pushes another he gets a yellow card. Punches and elbows are violent, there is a big difference. I cant remember a player being sent of for a push. Unless you include pushing refs 🙂

          1. jia you jia you
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            was being sarcastic there mate but I think he was forceful enough for the ban to stand, would be shocked to see it recinded tbh

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Hard to tell how forceful something is with the way players throw themselves to the ground. I think the likely outcome is a reduced ban but despite others posting to the contrary, there IS a chance

              1. Amey
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thank you WR 🙂

    2. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would be very surprised

      1. Amey
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers mate

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think there is a chance, a push wouldn't normally be classed as violent conduct and the ref was very hasty

      1. Amey
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'd love if this happens

    4. mike09
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Probably just reduced.

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Highly unlikely

    6. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No chance.

    7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My guess is it would be reduced to 2 games on account of Lerma's provocation, but I'd say we have no more than a 10% chance of a reversal.

      1. Amey
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers mate

    8. Amey
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thank you all !!
      Really hope it gets lifted

  14. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I mean I'm sure there is nothing left to say that hasn't already been said, but what an amazing game last night, what a performance, I love football!
    Huge congratulations to all my Liverpool supporting friends on here...enjoy the good times.

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      And enjoy responsibly!!

    2. Amey
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes
      Great achievement

    3. Özil
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      +1

      Outstanding team performance. This is how you should play when you've got nothing to lose.

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wearing a red scarf during late spring never felt better.

  15. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    BTW, Liverpool “didn’t have a chance” to get trough to the CL finals... So there’s always a chance

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Reply fail to Amey

    2. Amey
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm delighted mate 🙂
      Even if you won't believe. Love PL !!
      And yes, congratulations bro 😉

  16. Benteke Fried Chicken
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do we still expect salah to start?!

    Worried the head injury and Liverpool beating Barca without him
    Might make him start on bench against wolves.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If he's fit he starts

    2. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kloop said if the mandatory ban wasnt in effect salah wanted to play vs barca. So should start imo

  17. Klein
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Score prediction for these please: not what you want it to be
    Crp Bou
    Ful New
    Wat Whm
    Thanks guys

    I am thinking
    0-0
    2-2
    1-2

    1. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1-2
      2-2
      2-2

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      3-1
      1-1
      1-2

    3. pingissimus
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Agreed

      The Palace match might get a goal but will run to form and be low scoring. Both the other two could see plenty of goals - in favouring the Fulham one.

      1-0
      2-3
      1-2

  18. Tommyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    For all the stick he gets Henderson was godlike last night. Brilliant player.

  19. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Play Doherty or bring in Laporte for a hit?

    A) Doherty (liv)
    B) Laporte (bha) -4

    1. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends on what you want to achieve? Chasing/leading?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Bit of both. Achieving OR target but level pegging in mini-league.

    2. Bubz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I dont understand why you would take a hit for a defender in the last week??

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think this is the right thinking. Just have bookmarked my final free transfer for Redmond.

  20. Tshelby
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A or B

    A) Redmond and Zaha/Rasford
    B) Redmond and Laporte

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B for me

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tough to choose between Laporte or Zaha. Its a coin toss.

    3. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Maby stay away from Rashford. He Does not seem like a big goal threat.

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The one with Redmond.

  21. Gooner Kebab
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    If Robbo is out, would Matip start?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Think it's more likely Milner plays left back.

      1. Gooner Kebab
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ta, thought so.

      2. pingissimus
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Milner is s shockingly good real life asset.

        I go back to the mid 70s and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t doing the business.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Absolutely. An excellent team player, and versatility is a huge bonus.

  22. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Might me caught up in the excitement from yesterday - but anyone tempted by a Pool differential should their Robbo/Bobby etc. slots be freed up?
    Shaqiri, Origi and so on.

  23. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    what a performance that was last night...

    wow

    trent.

    1. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Assisting for fun these days.

      He's coming into my team this week for sure.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yeah for real mate!

  24. Steiger
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Final game week, GTG..?

    Lloris
    TAA Shaw Valery
    Salah(c) Sterling Mane JWP
    Aguero(vc) Wilson Long

    Foster Jota Doherty Dunk

    My OR is just under 5k, and thinking about captaining Salah to get me close to the 1k mark overall.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Vlad Tepes
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Will Salah even play?

      1. Steiger
        1 month, 19 days ago

        From what I have read, and also Klopp's comments about him playing at the weekend, I'm very confident he'll play.

  25. Sessegnon Blanc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Play Etheridge (mnu) or Guaita (BOU)?

    Have Wilson but no ManU players.

    1. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Etheridge. No conflict of interest and BOU is the greater attacking threat.

  26. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ugh, just noticed all the nasty price swings from last night.
    Too much uncertainty for early moves sadly.

    1. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Im waiting till Sunday atleast.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        At least?

        I probably wouldn't wait beyond Sunday.

        1. Karan14
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Haha I meant to say as close as possible to deadline

  27. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best replacement for Son & Robbo ? on 2 FT - 1.8 itb

    Foster/Ryan
    Robbo*/Laporte/Shaw/Bednarek/Jonny
    Mane/B.Silva/Son*/Jota/Hojberg
    Aguero/Vardy/Jimenez

    1. pingissimus
      1 month, 19 days ago

      TAA makes sense no?

      I’d be tempted to get Redmond and play Jim.

      Lots of money left in the bank but those are the players I’d want.

      1. pingissimus
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oh just seen you’d have money for Hazard.

        I’m buying into the narrative and got him for a hit last time out for Vardy and Son. Stats say otherwise but I can see a big performance in his last PL match - punt

        1. konrad.sygula95
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Thanks for advice, if it turned out that Robbo is fit I may as well do Son & Jimmy to Hazard & Rondon

          1. pingissimus
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Like that - I’m moving for Rondon too

            I like Redmond this week but Haz is still the second highest scorer in the game and so it feels ok to move on him!

    2. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wait for news on Robo.

    3. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Robbo to TAA if hes injured.

  28. Ason Willa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I can't see any obvious midfielders to replace Son (I have Pogba, Mane)

    Son + Robbo -> Hazard + Valery for a -4?

    1. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not worth a -4. Fraser, Babel, Redmond, and Mili.

      1. Ason Willa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Then I will have to play Cathcart if Robbo doesn't play...

        1. AuFeld
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hazard's away form is less then stellar and SOU xGC over their last six is 9.7. TAA/VvD + Redmond/Fraser if you're going to take a hit.

          1. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I have TAA already, so I guess I can play Cathcart and bring in Fraser for Son...

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B.Silva?

      If you already dont have 3 City.

      1. Ason Willa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I do have 3 City...

  29. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    It's going to be sad when Trent isn't such a bargain next year

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      £6.5m and £7.0m for Robbo I reckon

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This

        1. Kepa's at the wheel
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          And Alonso back down to 6.0

    2. Klein
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah sad. And if they don't get out early from cup more rotation headache.

    3. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Probably worth the investment though if fixtures are right. 11 assists in the PL alone this season.

    4. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Plenty of bargain defenders will emerge next season. There will always be a new Demel or Doherty.

      Just get TAA and Laporte in and your defence is sorted.

  30. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best replacement for Son & Robbo? on 2 FT

    A) Fraser & TAA
    B) Redmond & TAA
    C) Someone else?