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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. KNOW IT ALL
      9 months, 21 days ago

      yeah

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        😮

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

        Mounts out for the season?

      3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        You know it all?

      4. F4L
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        ….God?

    • Spab
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 21 days ago

      If you want a price rise. I'm holding out. Haller isn't suddenly a bad player and I won't get those 7 goals by switching now.

      I might have changed my mind by the weekend.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        Haller has scored tap-ins.. Abraham more versitile in his scoring.

        1. Ambrosiana Inter
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          Abraham to be benched this weekend

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 21 days ago

          Unless you have Kun up top.

      3. Tmel
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 21 days ago

        If Mount is out for a while, how does this look?

        Laporte, Trossard & Mount > Aurier, Cantwell & KDB? (-4)

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 21 days ago

          You’ll just jinx Aurier, Cantwell and KDB

          1. Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Never really understood this jinx nonsense. Why ?

            1. Nigel Knows
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 21 days ago

              I honestly have no idea why you’ve never really understood this jinx nonsense. Sorry I couldn’t help you.

              1. Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 21 days ago

                Great explanation which confirms the nonsense

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    You never talk nonsense do you?

                    1. Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Absolutely not.

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

            Very good

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

            great

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

            With that kind of luck, you might as well just give up

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

          Does Mount support a No Deal Brexit?

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

            Neither have a leg to stand on after tonight.

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

            ‘Brexit means Brexit’

            It makes absolutely no sense as a statement but it makes me laugh every time I hear it

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

              Its 2019 man

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Remoaners paid to injure him?

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

            He thinks it's swell

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

              Very good

          5. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            He wants something that will aMount to a good deal. He won't budge on that.

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

              Maybe he’ll mount a leadership challenge

              Mount Mount Mount Mount Mount

              I’m off to be bed and if I dream about Mount I’ll be disappointed

              1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 21 days ago

                Mount lady?

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

                  Monday to Thursday is a no no

              2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 21 days ago

                Oh he'll be there. In the shadows of every scene you dream up. Standing there like Ashley Cole for Roma. Not really sure why he's there but he's there alright.

          6. Brendan95
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Ankle looks sore but I don't think he Brexit

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

              Hehe!

            2. Pu-li-sick (sic)
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              Nice

        3. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          What is the preferable set of premium assets for coming weeks ?

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

            I mean 9.0 and above

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Vardy Sterling Kdb salah

          3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            The love of your family and friends, for me.

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

              Sounds cute

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

            Son

          5. Artemis Titans
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            I went. Kdb, Sterling, Son

        4. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 21 days ago

          If i sell all my premium defenders, should I get aubamayang or son?

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Yes

          2. KNOW IT ALL
              9 months, 21 days ago

              keep your premium defenders

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              When? How?

              1. Nigel Knows
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 21 days ago

                Dont know yet, only just heard myself

                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  I should replace him now.

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

                It's quite self-explanatory but here it goes anyways:

                Tonight. Vs Valencia. Tackled by Coquelin, foot took an awkward bend. Tried to play on but couldn't.

                1. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  Thanks Handsome Willy

          3. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Double Pool defence owners,

            Do we finally do it? No turning back.

            1. fgdu
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              i'm a liverpool fan and I might do it to be honest

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

              Mount news needed.

              Any update?

            3. Berbs
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              If I pull the WC, I'll defo ditch one and assess once Alisson is back.

            4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 21 days ago

              Removed the second Pool defence on Saturday

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

              What? Triple up?

            6. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              Hoooooolllldddddddd

              The day is always darkest before the dawn

              Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall

              Winners never quit and quitters never win

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

              Only if Mount is back from injury

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

              Benching one but not sure which one yet.

            9. F4L
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 21 days ago

              I would if there was anyone worthwhile putting in. Cheap strikers doing the business so lack of funds isn't a problem

              1. fgdu
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 21 days ago

                get zouma?

                1. F4L
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  his performance so far this season has been impressive. Somehow managed to have less points after 5 games than Fulham defenders last season!

          4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 21 days ago

            Mount to james looks the better move

            1. KNOW IT ALL
                9 months, 21 days ago

                but I have mount and james, I need to think about this one

                1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  Don't you know it all?

                  1. KNOW IT ALL
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      yes

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Jsmes Bond?

                3. Lovren an elevator
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  Barkley plays with Mount out or 2 of Pedro, Willian, and Pulisic play?

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Defo bringing in Barkley since he’s on pens

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

                    Depends on formation & Kante availability.

                    Avoid Barkley at all costs!!!

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

                    Willian should play but out of Pedro, Pulisic and Barkley very difficult to tell which one will start.

                4. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  Chelsea's injury problems are really mounting up.

                  1. Pu-li-sick (sic)
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Sorry

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

                  The amount of Mount posts on here is ridiculous

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    They are really Mounting up!

                    1. Simmering Marv'
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      I think you owe someone royalties.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        I pay a regular fee don’t you worry

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

                        The royalties are mounting up 🙂 🙂

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

                    Thanks for helping to sort it 🙂

                6. Spacemonkey
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  If player's buying price was £5.5 and his current buying price £5.6 falls back to £5.5, then I can sell him with £5.5 without fee as the latter is calculated based on profit (which is £0 in this case), right?

                  1. fgdu
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    yeah it is based on what you bought them at

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    You only get 5.5 unless 5.4 or 5.7.

                  3. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    You wrote 5.5 a lot so im sure the answer is 5.5

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

                      Ok, 5.5 it is then. Thanks.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        Yes the answer genuinely is £5.5m

                  4. Warby84
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    The player Needs to rise 0.2 to make 0.1.. Correct me if I’m wrong..

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

                    5.5 + (0.1 - 0.1)/2 = 5.5

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

                      Yeah, wanted to check whether I understood rules correctly.

                7. Ambrosiana Inter
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 21 days ago

                  Is Rico nailed? Cheers

                  1. fgdu
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    yeah of course don't worry about it

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    no

                  3. tambourineman
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Lloyd Kelly played 60 minutes in comeback game today.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers for the news.

                  4. Nigel Knows
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Yes

                    10 on his hands and 10 on his feet

                    1. Nigel Knows
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Or his fingers and toes to be more accurate

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

                  too early to say anything on Mount's injury, according to Lampard in his post-match interview.

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Your username is concerning

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Ha

                  2. KNOW IT ALL
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      I think we can say mount is injured and we play again when hes fit, that's my take on it anyway

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

                    Mount.

                  4. AYLD28
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Gunn
                    TAA Digne XX Soyuncu Lundstram
                    Son XX Sterling Cantwell KDB
                    Abraham Pukki XX

                    XX positions:

                    1. Tomori Dendonker Aubam - 3-4-3
                    2. Rico Mane Greenwood - 3-5-2

                    Which would you prefer?

                  5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    If mount is fit he will start

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Cheers Wazza

                    2. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Seems like a mountain to climb!

                    3. Hy liverpool
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Noway

                  6. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Hopefully MM injury nothing serious. Should hear more by pressers?

                    Rico or Lundstram first on bench just in case?

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

                    Dendoncker's impending fall to 4.4 looks ideal for those returning to a classic 3-4-3. Cantwell becomes a fourth mid or Dendo saves a precious .5

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Plenty got Cantwell at 4.5 or 4.6

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

                        Then it is a no brainer to keep in those circumstances. Those of us switching from 3-5-2 to say 3-4-3 will perhaps go for Dendo

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          9 months, 21 days ago

                          Tbh expect more 2 pointers from Cantwell than not.

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

                            Well he was the first casualty in an all out attacking front 7 with Cantwell as sub. Something had to give sadly. Hope he doesn't do a Capoue of three years ago.

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

                          I'm selling Cantwell to Dendoncker if he drops to 4.4m. I've never played Cantwell so the 0.3m will be nice.

                  8. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 21 days ago

                    Big ups to Vibudh recommending Haland!!!

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

                    Haller, Salah & Soy -> Auba, Son & Rico for - 4?

                    Have TTA, Digne, Zinchenko and Lundstram for defence. Also got Sterling for Auba captaincy rotation.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      I’ll drink whatever you are drinking

                      Selling haller and salah as part of a -4 is madness in my opinion (it seems extreme to have no Liverpool attack)

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

                        Agreed

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

                        You're probably right. It just seems bonkus to not have Auba for the following months and sure, Salah will score but the fixtures are getting much tougher so will probably not be on pair with Auba. First World problem.

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

                    I put "swollen and tender" into Google and I was brought to this site. 10k matches.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Not sure you should be bragging about googling ‘swollen and tender’ - but whatever floats your boat, each to their own

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

                      safesearch on?

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

                    Who to bring in?

                    Heaton

                    Matip*/TAA/Digne
                    KDB/Son/Sterling/Mane/Cellabos
                    Wesley*/King

                    Button Lundstram Greenwood Kelly.

                    0 ITB

                    2FT

                    *Wesley has to go. Seen him a few times now and I doubt he’ll score double figures this season. Double pool defence is not paying off. Barnes is the logical replacement for Wesley, which leaves me 4.7 for a defender.

                    A) Pieters
                    B) soy
                    C) Mings (not keen on AV double up)
                    D) other

                    1. KNOW IT ALL
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        d

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

                      Diego Maradona doesn't like to stand still when being interviewed so they follow him around with the advertising board....

                      https://twitter.com/sem_firulas/status/1173336147302313984

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

                        Honestly forgot he was still alive. Anyone see that new documentary about him? Same director who made Senna - great film.

                    3. Gudjohnsen
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      If Mount is out how does Mount to Zaha sound as a punt for next 3 games?

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

                        Sideways, they’ll score the same pointa

                      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        Crap

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

                      Are we making a mountain out of a molehill here?

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

                      Goes to show what a plethora of options across the landscape we have when Auba/Kun and/or Mane can't get into a heavy firepower laden WC draft...

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

                        Indeed. A wealth of great and performing picks. Except mine

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

                        Just seems wrong everytime I look at it.

                        The only way I can cope is run a tight watchlist and on a more practical level, remind myself that Mane is only one transfer away and Kun/Auba are two.

                    6. Bobby Digital
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      Got any ideas how to spice up this team:

                      Ederson
                      VVD TAA Digne
                      Salah Sterling KDB Mcginn Cantwell
                      Abraham Pukki

                      Button Lundstram Kelly Greenwood

                      0itb

                      Need some advice as I've been sliding the rankings slowly but surely. Cheers.

                      1. Warby84
                        • 4 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        Keep it as it is... Maybe downgrade Ederson to improve bench

                      2. Gudjohnsen
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        Good team. See nothing wrong with it.

                      3. Rocky.007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 months, 21 days ago

                        I would lose the Liverpool double defence and upgrade Greenwood.

                    7. Artemis Titans
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 21 days ago

                      I had a moment of either clarity or madness. Which is it?
                      Transferred Haller > Wilson -4