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Scoutcast and Champions League combine for Tuesday night double-up

Joe is joined by David and Karam for the latest episode of the Scoutcast tonight.

You can watch it on our YouTube channel from 8pm BST to 9pm BST.

This episode overlaps with the return of European football to our screens.

Liverpool and Chelsea take on Napoli and Valencia respectively as the Champions League group stages get underway on Tuesday night.

We will have Scout Notes on those matches on Wednesday, but for now, there’s a brand new episode of the Scoutcast to occupy your attention.

On tonight’s agenda are the best cheap defenders now that the premium ones have frustrated their owners.

We’ll also discuss how best to cover Manchester City in the wake of their surprise defeat at Norwich.

Finally, we’ll debate how to recover from a poor start to the season as many managers have endured a tough few weeks.

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2,112 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Imrie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 21 days ago

    RMT please (on WC)

    TAA, Aurier, Digne (Lundstrum, Rico)
    Sterling, Son, Mount, Cantwell, Mane
    Barnes, Pukki, (Abraham)

    1. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      You need a goalkeeper 🙂

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Hahahah

      2. Imrie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Lol oops
        Pope (Button)

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      I would ignore expensive defs except Taa and try to get Auba instead of Barnes

      1. Imrie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Possible with
        TAA>Matip
        Digne>Otamendi
        Cantwell>Dendocker
        Barnes>Auba

        But I’m not sure sum of right column outweighs sum of left...

  2. Manani
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    with Stones out, who should I replace him with?

    thinking Sou and just bank the rest?

    rest of my backline: Digne TAA Matip Lund

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Maybe Rico and invest upfront later

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        playing 442, will mean playing Lund most week though. (but also mean I can upgrade my dendocker/greenwood with the money)

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Are you playing 5 defs? Otherwise would just get the cheapest

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        This

      2. Manani
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        4 at the back. if I upgrade my current bencher, I only have 6.1m to spend.

        1. MTPockets
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          Someone who rotates with Lundstram, or as below maybe a spurs def?
          Cantwell an option instead if don't have him

    3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Vert is a safe option. Tomori could be a cheeky punt if you're feeling lucky.

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Which Watford attacking triple up are we going for this GW?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Holebas is enough.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      It'd be interesting to see how many bring Cleverly IN after the goal.
      😀

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Already did Sterling > Cleverly rage transfer.

    4. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Hughes, Deulofeu and Deeney aka. the good, the bad and the ugly.

  4. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Triggerlipps should be part of regular scoucast grew. Would spice up the conversation

    1. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Would you like some chilli's on your ice-cream sir?

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Why do half the mascot kids look like they are forced to be there?

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      First time out of the sweatshop bound to be an awkward moment

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Looked like a game from North Korea honestly

  6. lappingitup
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    No Luke Az or Andy?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      or Mark and Granville 🙁

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Did they have bad GWs?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        😛

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Is it on?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Okay, now I found it. Refreshing Youtube doesn't work properly 🙁

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 21 days ago

    I got this.

    Who is more important for Aguero?

    KDB or Sterling?

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    How long till scoutcast?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      It's live

  9. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Can't find the live stream...only me?

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks very much

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      I had same issue.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Tomori looks to have cemented his place?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 21 days ago

      In a leaky defence.

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Kante back soon and fixtures turn good in GW7. He'll be 4.8+ in a few weeks

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 21 days ago

          Lampard bot interested in defending. It shows.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 months, 21 days ago

            *not*

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 21 days ago

          I'm interested tbh
          Might triple up on Chelsea which looks overkill 😮

  11. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Hålandddd (c)

    1. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      The guy's on fire

  12. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    People understandably discussing Son's poor patches... but surely that's why he's "only" 9.5. Reckon this will be his breakout season where he'll go on to join the elite big hitters. In the meantime, play him as Spurs' main outlet reap his explosiveness.

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Hope he stays fairly low ownership for the next couple. Still only 5% atm.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      12pl goals last 2 seasons. will need to improve a lot

  13. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Has there ever been a time when there have been so few defensive options? Surely more teams will start keeping CS or will the high scoring run of strikers continue?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Many less clean sheets this season.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      likely to see a few more cs as time goes by

  14. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Adrian!

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    We are about to witness the return of GOALONSO

  16. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Really nasty tackle on mount.

  17. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Mount down. Noooo

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Please be fine please be fine

      1. Destroyer of teams
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Please be injured

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Mount down 🙁

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      And up!!!!

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        and down again

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Serious or just a knock?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Nasty studs on back of leg. Up but moving gingerly now.

        May ryn it off. Let's see.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          Thanks. If Mount is injured, it'd be WC territory for me.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Surely you can bench him vs Liverpool?

            1. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              I could if he was guaranteed to be back for GW7, but if he's out for a few weeks then it's a problem. Have Stones who is confirmed out for a month or more today also.

        2. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          "Moving gingerly". As a non-english speaker that phrase seems kind of offensive but I'm sure it means something else. 😀

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            early 16th century (in the sense ‘daintily, mincingly’): perhaps from Old French gensor ‘delicate’, comparative of gent ‘graceful’, from Latin genitus ‘(well-) born’

            It no longer means Mincingly!

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Playing on but hobbling a bit

  19. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Random question. If a keeper makes a save but it turns out to be offside, does it get counted towards the keeper's save points?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      No

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Thought so. Thanks

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      If play ends up being restarted, then probably not, but it may be different if the ref uses the advantage rule.

  20. Daniel S.
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Looks like this is the settled lineup for Chelsea pending Rudiger and Emerson injuries

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Do you think Frank is set on 3 atb with wingbacks?

    2. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      As a Chelsea fan, hope not. Hudson Odoi will surely find his place in starting 11 when he comes back, and im fairly sure Loftus Cheek also

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      dont think frank is settled on this shape at all

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Correct. He's not. This formation has come about due to injuries to Emerson, Kante & Rudiger. Also, in part due to Azpi form.

        Alonso great going forward, leaves a bit to be desired at covering. Rudiger & Kante out means out back line are more easily exposed. 3 CBs helps this. Azpi been done a few times, but play going forward. Just gives us a bit more defensive cover in the short term.

  21. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Red Bull v Genk is a compelling argument for Champions League reform

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      should be fewer teams and fewer games in every major tournament

    2. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Explain?

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Champions from lesser leagues should have priority over teams who finish 4th in pl or serie.a as far as I'm concerned

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 21 days ago

        haha. why? theyre nowhere near as good

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Mount keeps limping. Touching his ankles area. He'll be off soon if this goes on for the next few mins.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Pedro about to come on.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      Just switched over to it. Looks like he's coming off. Could have twisted an ankle. Problematic.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 21 days ago

      can live without him vs liverpool tbh

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    The scout cast should not be in the middle of the CL.... Probably the worst possible time slot considering its a niche podcast that caters to the exact same people who will be watching the CL.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      No difference for me as I listen on youtube. can't expect these guys to stay up until midnight as well

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Otamendi should now be 100% nailed right ?

  25. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Pep will spend 80m for kulibaly

  26. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Down again....

  27. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    He's done

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    Haaland 12 goals in 8 games so far this season. PL next? Who will buy him?

  29. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 21 days ago

    I’ve only realised as a Firmino owner, how selfish Salah and Mané are!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 21 days ago

      They have to be selfish with Firmino pulling the strings.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        I mean when they’re in a position to play in Firmino. Instead, they try a ridiculous through ball to each other.

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 21 days ago

    CHE will be very thin without Mount or Tammy. The rest have been mediocre FPL wise.

    Disaster waiting to happen IMO.