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Scoutcast Episode 298 – Bandwagons

In last week’s relatively tranquil episode, patience was being preached. This time around it’s a different story as bandwagons pick up pace, early transfers are made and tempers become frayed. 

Joe, Az and David consider the merits of Norwich’s four-goal hero Teemu Pukki and other bandwagons ahead of Gameweek 3.

The dos and don’ts of addressing the heightened transfer market activity this week is a key discussion in this latest episode, as our podcast trio give their tips on knowing when to jump aboard and when to wave a player away.

Along the way Az and Joe round on David’s differential nominee and whether this bargain-priced midfielder can be a regular member of Fantasy managers’ line-ups. 

Meanwhile, Az is forced onto the back foot when it comes to justifying a double Liverpool defence strategy early on in the campaign.

The Fantasy Premier League community’s love-affair with Liverpool assets across the park is also considered, with differing opinions continuing when it comes to the merits of Reds frontman Roberto Firmino.

The Scoutcast crew do sing from the same hymn sheet eventually when it comes to their opinion on Sheffield United fans’ dubious teamsheet predictions.

Elsewhere, the best bets for clean sheets over the next four weeks are examined and the crew reveal their transfer plans and the players they have already brought in.

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  1. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 22 hours ago

    Armed with 2FT

    Which option do you think is best?

    A) Perez & Wilson > Martial & Pukki

    B) Pérez, Aubameyang & Wilson> KDB, Rashford & Pukki - 4

    C) Aubameyang, Wilson & Pérez > Kane, Pukki & Martial - 4

    1. Barmak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      A - avoid unnecessary hits, and both smart moves.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      I have Kane Pukki Martial Rashford and Kane so cannot answer

      1. The Poor One
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Wow 2 Kane in the team.

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Whoops

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Cheers

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Best transfer(s)?

      Pope
      Robbo TAA Digne KWP
      Salah Sterling KDB Perez
      Jota King

      Button Dendo Rico Greenwood 2ft 0itb

      A) Perez to Tielemans
      B) Perez, Robbo to Maddison, VVD
      C) Perez, King to Pukki, 6.0mid

      Other suggestions?

      (Have a rule of 0 new to the league players gw1, that's why no Pukki yet even though my nickname is ^)

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        C with Mount or McGinn or Trossard

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Mount is more expensive now I think 6.1. Trossard

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Cheers, can afford 6.2 mid

      3. Sloths
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 1 hour ago

        Robbo, Perez, King - OUT
        WWB-Martial-Pukki - IN

    4. smix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 22 hours ago

      Mount a better shout than Trossard ?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        About the same, Mount has a nice couple of fixtures whereas Trossard has one good fixture next then one tough one where he may be benched. Better to start with Mount and move across to Trossard in GW5 then vice versa if you get me.

      2. Mauricios Cappuccino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        I would say so based solely on the team hes playing for.

      3. iL PiStOlErO
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          After 2 GW cant tell, Trossard looked great in debut

        • Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Does Mount play every game when CHO and RLC are back?

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Yes. RLC deeper and CHO outwide (IMO)

      4. trikster102
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        WC Team

        Ederson
        Digne / Wan Bissaka / VVD / Lundstram
        Cebellos / Sterling / KDB / Mane
        Rashford / Pukki

        1. ASAP Rocky
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Why Ceballos?

          1. Mauricios Cappuccino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 22 hours ago

            A lot of hype imo. I suppose hes OK for 5.5, but one game of evidence is not enough.

            1. trikster102
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              5.6 now. Unfortunately I missed that price rise 🙁

          2. Mauricios Cappuccino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 22 hours ago

            Well, pukki so had one game of evidence and look at his second

          3. trikster102
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 22 hours ago

            I'd have to downgrade someone to switch him out for Mount or a similar player. Maybe Digne to Mina.

        2. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          I feel like you must have a relatively strong bench with this starting XI?

          1. trikster102
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 22 hours ago

            Cebellos is a risky one but what's wrong with the other 10?

            1. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              No no, nothing wrong with it at all. I’ve got a fairly similar wildcard, so naturally I largely like the team you’ve built.

              The only difference is I’ve got Adrian/Zinchenko/Martial/Mount instead of Ederson/VVD/Lundstrum/Ceballos which is a difference of £1.5m, so your bench must have some strength to it!

        3. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Nice team, would like to see the bench. Think it's counter productive playing Ceballos and VVD but that's personal opinion...

      5. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 22 hours ago

        Pretty settled on this wildcard team:

        Pope
        AWB - VVD - Laporte - Digne
        Mane - Sterling - KDB - Martial
        Pukki - Barnes

        (4.0 - Lundstarm - Cantwell - Greenwood)

        Don't fancy Kane more interested in Son but I want to wait a couple of weeks before getting him as Spurs midfield has too many options.

        Thoughts?

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 22 hours ago

          Solid if the front 2 can get decent returns

          1. iL PiStOlErO
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              This, midfield is great, but still always prefered at least one premium striker

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                Since the past couple of seasons I mostly captain a premium midfielder and it has paid off with Sterling, Salah & Hazard. They are almost playing like strikers and post similar stats to premium strikers. They also get extra points for goals & CS.

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                    27 days, 22 hours ago

                    Agree with all, I just like to have more balanced team and also having Kane for trolling me, lol.

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                Yeah there are alot of other options in the 6.5-7m striker bracket so I'm hoping I can move them around according to fixtures & form.

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              Pukki Barnes ahhh ok maybe just maybe

            • FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Guess it will come down to who you Ct.

              • Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 2 hours ago

                I want Kane so it’s not possible for me to have that team - obviously - but if I did not want Kane, I would have the exact same XI.

                Great team.

            • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              Okay, I have taken an fpl pod out of rotation and need a replacement to supplement: scoutcast; always cheating; fpl top guns; fpl family. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

              1. Mauricios Cappuccino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                FPLlivecam

              2. SEYPULISIC
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Who Got The Assist?, Planet FPL, FML FPL, FPL Surgery, Luke-Az-Aid

              3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Thanks both!

            • Tmel
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 22 hours ago

              Pope
              Robbo Laporte Digne TAA (Rico)
              Salah Sterling Perez Trossard (Dendoncker)
              Wilson Jota (Greenwood)

              a) Perez & Wilson > Martial & Pukki
              b) Robbo & Perez > Lundstrom & KDB
              c) Robbo & Wilson > Lundstrom & Kane
              d) WC to get in Kane, KDB, Martial, Mane, Pukki etc.

              1. Zygaenid
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                C

              2. Mauricios Cappuccino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                A, robbo could punish

            • iL PiStOlErO
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                Took a - 4 this week. This is the team now:

                Heaton
                TAA Digne Montoya Lundstram
                Salah Sterling Siggy Mcginn Dendoncker
                Kane (C)

                Bench: Pope King Guilbert Wickham

                Dont know if I should play King, if yes instead of who?

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  27 days, 22 hours ago

                  Yes , bench Lundo unless you think a 4.1 scores in consecutive games. Leicester will thrash them

              • Dare Do The Punt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                27 days, 22 hours ago

                Does anyone know how likely the Sanchez to Inter transfer is to happen?

                Really need him to leave to create zero threat for Man U attackers

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                    27 days, 22 hours ago

                    Strong chance to happen. If not now then in January

                  • Zlatanzo
                      27 days, 22 hours ago

                      Seems quite likely. Who does he put you off getting though? He would likely be a sub if he stays

                      1. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 22 hours ago

                        One of the best players in the league when on form. But that was a long time ago.
                        While he is at ManU they wont get anyone in who could be a real threat.

                    • EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      hes zero threat anyway

                    • Rock n Grohl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Seriously hope it goes through, I'd personally pay for his flight, not that he needs the cash.

                  • Rik Waller
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 22 hours ago

                    Play Lundstram (LEI) or Dunk (SOU)?

                    I have Ryan in goal.

                    1. Mauricios Cappuccino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 22 hours ago

                      Lundy

                    2. iL PiStOlErO
                        27 days, 22 hours ago

                        Lund

                    3. Rock n Grohl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 22 hours ago

                      Slight oversight in going with Adrian on my WC last week. Brought in Kane for Auba this week.

                      Pope is likely to rise before Friday right? Don't really want to take a -4 on a GK transfer.

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        27 days, 22 hours ago

                        not before Friday I don't think

                      2. Zlatanzo
                          27 days, 22 hours ago

                          You've gone with Adrian, now you should stick until Alisson comes back

                        • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 22 hours ago

                          Pope on 82.3 so could go either way, just keep an eye on it.

                        • badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 22 hours ago

                          He's at +82.3 atm. Keepers are usually slow to rise unless there is an injury. A lot of those transfers in with him are from last week ( Allison injury and 8 pointer from Pope) You should be ok.

                        • Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Probably Friday. Deadline is Friday so no effect

                        • Rock n Grohl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          I hoping the majority of the Pope 82% is due to wildcard transfers. Sounds like Allison could be back in the next couple of GWs.

                        • Jarvish
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Why sell Adrian.?

                        • Rock n Grohl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Good article linked on the previous page supporting grade 2 tear, prognosis suggests Allison could be back sooner than expected, perhaps a 3 week injury.

                        • EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          erm...keep adrian?

                        • Rock n Grohl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Erm...Maybe read the comments above?

                          1. Zenith UK
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Guy has had an attitude nearly every post, ignore him

                      3. FOO FIGHTER
                          27 days, 22 hours ago

                          Budget midfielders who will most likely be nailed.

                          McGinn who has some good fixtures and Trossard who seems to have hit the ground running.

                          1. Zenith UK
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Mount, Lanzini

                        • Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          I'd very much like to play a 3-6-1 formation on fantasy.

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              The budget won't allow it.

                            • Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              I concur:
                              I want Maddi and Lanzini but no room

                          2. drughi
                            • 9 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Play King or Lundstram ?

                            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 10 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              King and hope for a penalty.

                            2. Rock n Grohl
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              This

                            3. Rik Waller
                              • 2 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              More chance of a Lund cleanie than a Bou pen, I reckon.

                              1. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                27 days, 20 hours ago

                                Leicester to put at least 3 past SU , hardly

                          3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Anyone work out their rivals transfer/s yet?

                            1. Rock n Grohl
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              Pukki seems to be a popular and easy one to spot in my ML.

                            2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              Never bother to look. I'm playing MY game. 😀

                          4. Silva I 21 x
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Feeling kinda unsure about my team atm but is this the right set up with what I currently have for the weekend?

                            Ederson
                            TAA - VVD - Digne - KWP
                            Salah - Sterling (c) - KDB - Cantwell
                            King - Jimenez

                            (Button - Hanley - Dendoncker - Greenwood)

                            0 FT & 0.0 ITB

                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              Donck before Hanley this week probably, don't think Chelsea are that bad

                          5. bigdip
                            • 7 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Hey guys, I'd appreciate your advice on my team:

                            Ryan (Button)
                            TAA Van Djik Digne Dunk Lundstram
                            Martial Sterling Salah (Dendoncker, PEREZ)
                            Jota Deulofeu (King)

                            2FT, 0.0 ITB

                            Bit worried of Liverpool double so thinking:

                            A) TAA & Perez -> Maguire/Dunk/Soyuncu & Mount/Trossard
                            B) Perez -> Mount/Trossard and save other FT
                            C) Any other suggestions?

                            1. Rust Cohle
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              27 days, 20 hours ago

                              B

                          6. Rust Cohle
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 20 hours ago

                            Thoughts on this WC?

                            Pope

                            VVD/AWB/Zinchenko/Dunk

                            Sterling/Mane/KDB/Martial

                            Pukki/Barnes

                            Button/Ceballos/Lundstram/Wickham

                            1.9 ITB - allowing Martial > Son FT whenever Son gets full allotment of minutes/finds form.

                            1. AsdcavirPT
                              • 3 Years
                              27 days, 19 hours ago

                              WOW!

                          7. MissouriMarten
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 19 hours ago

                            Can someone pleeeease ask Az to stop saying "Pukey", when referring to the Norwich hotshot!

                          8. Tsssst
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            27 days, 1 hour ago

                            Good WC team?

                            Pope
                            AWB VVD Zinchenko KWP
                            Mount Sterling KDB Martial
                            Firmino Kane

                            Button Lundstram Cantwell Greenwood