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Scoutcast Episode 297 – Patience

The Scoutcast crew are reluctant to make drastic changes for Gameweek 2 after spending most of the summer carefully constructing their Fantasy Premier League squads for the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

This week’s crew of Joe, Az, Luke and guest Holly (aka @FFCommunity_) are hoping that patience proves a virtue as they attempt to stick by their chosen players. 

But with all three promoted sides impressing in Gameweek 1, including Norwich’s talismanic striker Teemu Pukki, they are already hatching plans for change in the weeks ahead.

What to do with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and the Premier League’s newest faces are among the issues covered.

Our podcast quartet also find time to ponder when may be the best time to wave goodbye to a player.

The next month’s best differential and clean sheet prospects are also considered as they take in the key events from the first Gameweek of the season and look ahead to what may be a difficult second round of top flight action.

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  1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    Chaps.

    Bench in correct order?

    1. A. Smith (vs Villa) slight chance of attacking return and/or clean sheet
    2. Dendoncker (v Man Utd) will play 90 but MUN defence fairly solid
    3. Greenwood (v Wolves) might only come on for a few mins

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      yeah

  2. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    having the Perez v Tielemans conversation last week was practically impossible because everyone on here thought Perez was OOP for some reason...but who do you prefer as of now? Still Perez?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Lol we all only saw highlights and all his goals he was just constantly in the box it was an easy and simple conclusion to make. I think a 6.5m mid that gets in the box *typically* as much as he did in that team will be insane value relative to the playmaker

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        AY, you know my thoughts from a week ago - Leicester play/played 4141 and no-one listened, but that does NOT make him a bad pick though... you still prefer him to Tielemans?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Yes you were certainly right SS. As above for me he is still a better pick just.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            yeah that's fair enough, definitely keeping an eye on them both

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          also, he definitely will get into those positions, like plenty of other players will, doesn't make them all OOP, he's still a good pick

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I thought Perez was OOP?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Neither because fixtures were bad. Wait for GW9

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I think Tielemans is better option long term

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        One issue is Praet seems to cover Tielmans and Maddison but I'm not sure Perez has cover.

    5. TG32
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Perez between the two. Tielmans is more CDM

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    About half way through last season I remember a good and detailed post about the increasing effectiveness of Left backs in FPL relative to right backs with a good explanation why they were scoring so much better. Can anyone remember, link me to or even better update the post and see how relevant it is now?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I remember the post. I also remember that the data was pretty much insignificant and that the conclusions were spurious at best.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        I see that now. I was a lot more easily pleased back then

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        That’s it !!!! Thanks. Didn’t realise it was so opinion heavy I thought there were some stats in there at least thanks x

  4. czechow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    Has anyone thought ahead as to when they will use their wildcard? I've read that 4 and 8 are good intervals. 4 feels too early for me though I appreciate there is evidence from last season that an early wildcard worked out well for the top players. Would be interested to hear..

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I’m going after GW5 because if I go 4 I miss salah’s haul vs newcastle as I won’t want him for their fixtures after that and will be very embarrassed

      1. czechow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        Is Salah not a season keeper?!

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Not for me with those fixtures when Auba, Kane and Sterling have better ones

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            However, you then have the problem of getting him back afterwards.

            I consider him fixture proof, so unless he's long term injured or suffers a serious lack of form I don't envisage selling him at any point this season.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 17 hours ago

              The fixtures shift nicely. The next shift is around GW12 when i’d Do sterling > salah. Nothing too tricky. The shifts are simple and lengthy so will be very easy to make

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 17 hours ago

                nice idea

            2. czechow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 17 hours ago

              I agree with this.

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      It's probably 4 or 8 for me. If I get to 4 and everything is hunky dory then I will leave until 8 (or whenever I feel the need to make multiple changes)

      1. czechow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        I am thinking the same at the moment. I've got a 4 week plan ahead. If rank is ok, no injuries and i am not missing too many essentials then will wait until 8 i think, though I am keen to listen to ideas/opinions

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I tend to use it just before it expires or a GW or 2 earlier at the latest.

      May use it earlier this year if necessary, though. However, having Salah, Sterling, TAA, Digne and Laporte kind of limits what I can get with the remaining money.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I set up a GW1 squad to last the distance. WC as late as I can.

    5. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Nope, just hoped to hold on to it as long as poss.

    6. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Since team will be 3 Liverpool & 3 City. Plan is to offload 2 Liverpools in GW 9-10. Offload 2 more of the remaining 4 in GW12. Then WC them all back in GW13.

  5. TG32
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    There's talk here from a few we have unlimited transfers without using wildcards etc until the start of GW 2?

    Some I know have transfered several players and took a -20 hit thinking this, yet it still shows 1 free transfer on their team.

    True or false?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      why would we have unlimited trsfrs?

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      If true I think FPL would have mentioned it

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I am so looking forward to them posting here on Saturday when they wake up to their -20 points.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Try it, let us know if it worked?

    5. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      are u serious...

    6. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      What does it show when they login on the site, rather than the app?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        Even in the app, if you scroll down it tells you how many transfers you made.

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Scout would surely have told us on Monday if that was the case.

          I sense some rank drops are a coming for those poor managers.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            Serves them right. NOthing to feel sorry about

      2. TG32
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        I just checked my own and it shows on the app I have 1 FT although I made 2. On the actual site, it shows 0 FT's.

        Glitch on the app.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          FPL tweeted earlier that the app has a glitch and you should reinstall it - maybe on Saturday - can't remember exactly. They certainly didn't say you get free transfers!

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          That's the problem then. The readable rules remain the same on both

  6. mrtapio
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    WC active (!)

    So, made some bad choices before deadline on GW1. They involve players like B. Silva and Eriksen, and a couple of players who looked bad in the first match. Not keen on loosing any more pts, so I just went for it.

    How does this look?

    4.5/4.0
    Emerson l TAA l Zinchenko l Dunk l Lundstram
    Mané l Sterling l Martial l McGinn l Dendoncker
    Kane l Rashford l 4.5

    No Salah is my biggest worry.

    1. TG32
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Then again you have Mane

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      It's done now so nothing I can say to help you now, really.

      Just a shame you spaffed your WC after just one round of matches.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      How does it look? It looks like you're chasing GW1's points. And no Salah.

      1. mrtapio
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        So, which player would you take out of this team? The fact that some of these players scored pts in GW1 can't be negative, or?

    4. NejiHyuuga01
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Since u have Rashford , I would propose Martial to one of Perez/Barkley, so you can bring Salah in

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        for Mane*

        1. mrtapio
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks. The problem is I really like Mané. I may be the only one who thinks he will match Salah on pts this season.

          1. Luizdouzi
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            Shhh... I am also on wildcard, don't tell people that Mané can actually cover Salah. Let's keep it between us and utilize the extra 1.0 to build elsewhere( Defence for me ) 🙂

            1. mrtapio
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 17 hours ago

              I really think Mané + 1.0m will beat Salah.

              1. Luizdouzi
                6 days, 17 hours ago

                I really think the same too. Love the midfield you have there, I have the same except Buéndia for Mc Ginn 🙂 ... Mané will come into my team on Saturday morning if no price drop before then.

                1. mrtapio
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 17 hours ago

                  Oh, I misread. Tought it said you would go without Mané against Southampton.
                  Thanks! McGinn and Emerson are the two players I'm not sure about yet.

                  1. Luizdouzi
                    6 days, 17 hours ago

                    Emerson was very good from an attacking perspective, same with McGinn( although yellow card magnet)... Although I don't really fancy Chelsea's defence this season. McGinn is still a good pick tbh, could haul against bournemouth but I am not interested. Personally, I prefer the Buendia- Pukki combo 🙂

          2. Luizdouzi
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            I think I will go with Mané against Southampton this gameweek, I am just waiting for a likely price drop so I can get him for 11.4, if it happens.

            1. mrtapio
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 17 hours ago

              who do you pick instead of Mané so it will be easy to get him in after a GW or two?

              1. Luizdouzi
                6 days, 17 hours ago

                Salah is in my team at the moment, I am waiting for Mané to drop in price. He is coming into my team for the game against his former club, no doubt about that.

                I picked Pukki over Rashford and Auba over Kane 🙂

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      WHOOPS

  7. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    Wood to Pukki too knee jerk?

  8. PlayPercentage
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 17 hours ago

    Do we think Klopp and Frank will rest some key players tonight?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      I suspect they are contractually obliged to put out strong sides.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 17 hours ago

      Frank said he will put out his best available squad.

  9. Norsemen
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 16 hours ago

    How likely is it that Rico and Laporte will start the upcoming GW?

  10. kvsh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 9 hours ago

    Hi there,

    For draft fantasy football is it worth holding on to Trossard? 10 people in the league so potential alternatives are limited but have the following in mind: Pereira, James, Mount, McGinn, Willian, Sissoko, Robinson, Almiron, Saint-Maximin.

    Thanks,

    Karam

  11. Yoyo Toure
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 47 mins ago

    I maybe the last one still download mp3 verson of podcast to listen on my travel. Episode 297's mp3 is linked to episode 296 by mistake.

  12. C0ncept
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 20 hours ago

    Would you rather have

    a) Ryan (2nd keeper) / VVD / Mahrez

    b) Adrian / Emerson / KDB

    Thinking with Kante back and Chelsea fixtures that Emerson is a must have... And that Mahrez is threatened by Bilva, and that means Ryan to Adrian is a possibility...

    Thoughts

    1. C0ncept
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 20 hours ago

      Just to reiterate, if I switch VVD to Emerson it opens up the possibility of switching Ryan to Adrian

      1. darko
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 20 hours ago

        Isn’t Ryan the same price as Adrian?

        1. C0ncept
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 19 hours ago

          In terms of opening up a possible Liverpool slot

  13. Hits from the Bong
    5 days, 20 hours ago

    Wouldn’t mind saving this week but don’t want to miss out on price rises for Pukki and McGinn. Should I shift Deulofue and Fornals or stick?

    Heaton
    TAA VVD Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Fornals
    Wilson

    (Button Deulofue Rico Greenwood)

    1. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 19 hours ago

      Deulofeu ---> Pukki

      1. Hits from the Bong
        5 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers, just done it. Deulofue hat trick incoming

  14. Spoox777
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 19 hours ago

    Ings ---> Wesley

    Never really wanted Ings but thought he maybe safest 6.0 pick
    Aston Villa better fixtures but i don't know much about Wesley
    Ings would be benched GW2 but i would play Wesley...

    So is this a move you'd do?

    Thank you.

  15. Hits from the Bong
    5 days, 19 hours ago

    Play A) Fornals or B) Lundstram?
    Brighton always beat West Ham if it helps.

  16. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 19 hours ago

    What time in Australia are price changes?

    1. Sturridge Wars
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 19 hours ago

      Anyone??

      1. Sturridge Wars
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 19 hours ago

        Someone lol