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Joe returns for Fixtures Release video and podcast

For many Fantasy managers, like Joe and David, the release of the fixture schedule is when planning for the next campaign can begin in earnest.

Our podcast pair take a look at the newly released fixtures for the 2019/20 season and the key issues they are facing, most notably which teams have the best favourable early games.

Premium captaincy options from last season’s top sides also come under scrutiny as does the teams with a horrific start to the campaign.

Cheap and premium rotation options also get an airing, with Spurs, Arsenal, Brighton and Bournemouth assets among those to consider.

The long-term schedule is another area that Joe and David take in, such as Liverpool’s involvement in the World Club Competition in December and February’s winter break. Further breaks for international matches are looked at. This is particularly useful for those looking to deploy their Wildcard early in the campaign.

The video version of Joe and David’s chat can be seen here, or via the first player below.

While the podcast version can be viewed here, or via the second player below. The podcast can also be accessed via Fantasy Football Scout’s Soundcloud channel.

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  1. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Price prediction for Siggy?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      8

      1. Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Or 8.5

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      8.0m

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      £8.5m

    4. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It'll be richarlison with the form at the start of the season.

    5. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      8.5

  2. Lord Bendtner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    any chance Schmeichel can be priced at 4.5 ?

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      no

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      None

  3. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Welcome back Joe

    Looking at fixtures I can't see past the template defence that has already been touted:

    Fabianski - 4.0
    TAA - Robbo - Laporte - Digne - 4.0

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I agree.

      As a few people have mentioned, if Zinchenko keeps his place ahead of myknee he could prove to be a cheaper option in.

    2. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How is there a template when the game hasn't launched yet!

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The new template formed literally a day after the season ended. Go through some of the old posts - you'll see references to Fabianski, double Liverpool defence, Laporte, Digne, Mane / Salah, Sterling, Aguero/Auba

      2. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        More a wishlist than a template at the moment.

        Prices of players is surely going to put paid to that though.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A Palace defender would rotate well with Digne if you can't stomach those GW 14 to GE18 fixtures for Everton.

      1. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        We have transfers to use, not a chance am I caring about GW14 right now.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Also works for GW7 and GW11. In fact, they are the perfect rotation pairing (EVE / CPL). Avoids all the Top 6 for 38 GWs and only tricky fixtures are GW11 and GW33 (Leicester home and away). Beautiful.

    4. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Maybe not Fabianski, but those 4 are pretty much nailed for me right now.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hope FPL have their eyes open and price all these players along with top midfield options like sterling and salah way up. No template please...

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Agreed. Salah wa a good example this season. Priced perfectly, many had him but plenty went without and used the money elsewhere.

    6. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not sure you'll afford that. Robbo and Trent will both be 7.0, Laporte 6.5 or more, same with Digne.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Going big at the back

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ritchie as a defender will cement back 5’s for many i’d imagine

      4.5
      TAA-Robbo-Digne-Laporte-Ritchie
      Sterling-Salah-X-X
      Vardy-X

      Will surely be very template

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Fabianski has great fixtures up to GW12. If there is a Sheffield Utd GK at 4.0 who is nailed that would be ideal as a rotation option for Fab.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’d love Henderson to get another year at Sheffield Utd, or even a permanent move - they were so solid defensively last season I’d just fire & forget him along with his 4.0 backup - save points vs top 10 & CS’s vs bottom 10

          The extra 0.5 for Fab is probably going to be needed to fund Salah/Sterling/Vardy for me along with TAA/Robbo/Digne/Laporte/Ritchie

          Hopefully prices are kind

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That's not going to be easy to afford.

  4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Looks like Wesley joining Villa from Club Brugge - should mean Tammy Abraham will not go back there then.

    Also sounds like Fornals to West Ham will happen tomorrow too just to make the WH attacking midfielder slots even more confusing.

  5. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pickford 5.0 or 5.5,what do u think?

    1. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      5.5 surely. Still a good pick.

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably 5.5 unfortunately as he did well last season (latter half) priced at 5 and Everton have great opening fixtures which I feel plays a part

  6. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    SSN discussing new rules keep showing Lacazette free kick against Bournemouth saying the goal would be disallowed now as attacking team can’t have players in the wall. Surely the players would not be allowed in the wall before the kick was taken rather than the goal disallowed?

    1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Correct. Shd have said that goal might not have been possible

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who the heck is Djenepo? They’ll probably sell him to Liverpool for 50m soon lol

      https://mol.im/a/7137379

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I think Liverpool have outgrown poaching Southampton players

    3. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wanted to suggest somthing for mods. For me it could be benifical if I could wrote notes on the articles that will save in my profile. Then I could coming back to what I thought and have reference from the article.
      Would love to hear if it could help more people, then maybe mods can add this feature.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        There was a notes feature years ago but I can’t remember whether it was on FPL or FFS site

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Really? I think It could be realy good. I can wrote notes from articles that wen up monday and see the notes later when planning transfers.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pen and paper works for me 😉

            1. Captain Kakaroto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes surely, that what I do for now. But sometimes I forget from where did I take that information.

        2. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          The option was on your FPL homepage if that's what you mean.
          You could save drafts, watchlist,possible transfers.
          Not sure if this is what OP is referring to though.

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Google "URL Stick Notes".

    4. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Anyone else going to play the African Nations Fantasy?

      And anyone got any idea when we can make our teams - website STILL says 'coming soon' - http://www.cafonline.com/en-us/fanzone/fantasyfootball.aspx

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I would love to but seems it wont open

        1. jayzico
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          yeah looks that way mAN

    5. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Was really nice to see Joe back all fit and well

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It was indeed!

        Welcome back Joe!!!

    6. Monklane
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Great to see Joe again.
      Welcome home!

    7. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Joe's back. Nice!

    8. FP Elephant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Welcome back, Joe!