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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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740 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A - avoid unnecessary hits, and both smart moves.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have Kane Pukki Martial Rashford and Kane so cannot answer

      1. The Poor One
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wow 2 Kane in the team.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Whoops

    3. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers

  2. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C with Mount or McGinn or Trossard

    2. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mount is more expensive now I think 6.1. Trossard

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers, can afford 6.2 mid

    3. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

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

  3. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Mount a better shout than Trossard ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 24 days ago

      After 2 GW cant tell, Trossard looked great in debut

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes. RLC deeper and CHO outwide (IMO)

  4. trikster102
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    WC Team

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

    1. ASAP Rocky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why Ceballos?

      1. Mauricios Cappuccino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days 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
          1 month, 24 days ago

          5.6 now. Unfortunately I missed that price rise 🙁

      2. Mauricios Cappuccino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

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

      3. trikster102
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

      1. trikster102
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days 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
          1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days 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
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Solid if the front 2 can get decent returns

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 24 days ago

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

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days 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
            1 month, 24 days 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
        1 month, 24 days 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.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pukki Barnes ahhh ok maybe just maybe

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Guess it will come down to who you Ct.

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days 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.

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      FPLlivecam

    2. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thanks both!

  7. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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 - BRAZIL NUTS
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C

    2. Mauricios Cappuccino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A, robbo could punish

      1. ASAP Rocky
        • 7 Years
        3 hours, 10 mins ago

        Why do you want in Kane? I have him and getting rid. Spurs are far too inconsistent at the moment. He has been having to drop deeper to pickup the ball. He will be lucky to get 20 goals this season

  8. iL PiStOlErO
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

  9. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Strong chance to happen. If not now then in January

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 24 days 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
        1 month, 24 days 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.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      hes zero threat anyway

    4. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

  10. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Play Lundstram (LEI) or Dunk (SOU)?

    I have Ryan in goal.

    1. Mauricios Cappuccino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lundy

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lund

  11. Rock n Grohl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      not before Friday I don't think

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days 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.

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably Friday. Deadline is Friday so no effect

    6. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days 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.

    7. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why sell Adrian.?

    8. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days 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.

    9. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      erm...keep adrian?

    10. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Erm...Maybe read the comments above?

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Guy has had an attitude nearly every post, ignore him

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mount, Lanzini

  13. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The budget won't allow it.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I concur:
      I want Maddi and Lanzini but no room

  14. drughi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Play King or Lundstram ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      King and hope for a penalty.

    2. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This

    3. Rik Waller
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Leicester to put at least 3 past SU , hardly

  15. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone work out their rivals transfer/s yet?

    1. Rock n Grohl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

  16. AdamJ91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

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

  17. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

  18. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days 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
      1 month, 23 days ago

      WOW!

  19. MissouriMarten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

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

  20. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Good WC team?

    Pope
    AWB VVD Zinchenko KWP
    Mount Sterling KDB Martial
    Firmino Kane

    Button Lundstram Cantwell Greenwood

    1. ASAP Rocky
      • 7 Years
      3 hours, 13 mins ago

      No Zinchenko. Too inconsistent

  21. ASAP Rocky
    • 7 Years
    3 hours, 14 mins ago

    I need some help in stopping the rot with this bunch. Thoughts on who needs out first? 2FTs

    Was thinking Pukki + Kane + Cantwell > Vardy + C. Wilson + Maddison for a -4

    Pope - Button

    VVD - Tomori - Zinchenko - Rico - Kelly

    Mane - Sterling - James - Cantwell - Mount

    Pukki - Kane - Abraham