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Scoutcast Episode 309 – When FPL patience turns to stubbornness

When does patience stop being a virtue and become downright stubbornness?

This is among the issues tackled by Joe, Az and Lee on this week’s Scoutcast as they look at their own stubborn streaks and wonder whether impatience may actually be the wisest strategy this season.

Those who have been slow to catch on to Jamie Vardy’s sensational captaincy potential, and clinging to the hope that Raheem Sterling will eventually score in the league, will know about the cost of patience only too well.

There’s also plenty of input too from the community on this issue as they reveal how they may have been, perhaps, too set in their ways this campaign.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus’ credentials as a differential saviour is also on the bill, as are Spurs assets, who are already shaking up the template under Jose Mourinho. But which of the North Londoners’ wealth of attacking talent is the best to acquire?

Our trio also look back at their Gameweek 13 scores and detail their plans for the upcoming Gameweek 14 matches this weekend.

In this packed show, they also manage to squeeze in the regular features including clean sheets and Rough with the Smooth.

Finally, Az marks his return to the Scoutcast line-up to maintain his strong track record of picking differentials by taking his turn to select the next month’s best low-owned gem.

Will our trio continue to be stubborn this season, or will the patient approach prevail?

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805 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hhhmmmmm......Mount. I may have to let ya go mate

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Zaha? 🙂

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nah i wouldn’t ever put Zaha in my team, understand the appeal, but not for me.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Very annoying!!

    3. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Can see him starting saturday.

      Mount to punish the sellers?

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        To be fair i can as well, just if this benching drama continues i may have to transfer him out the door.

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Last gameweek for me but will get of him when I have two FT's don't want to take a hit for him

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He hasn't hauled since gw 2 i guess, so punishment is a big task for him !
        Maybe a return is what you can expect if he starts in is CM role now opposed to wing role previously

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No longer in the strongest 11 i guess

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah it is rather tedious not knowing, can’t stand players benched. I may offload for -4 at this rate

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          But for who? not many in his price range can live up to his potential

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Tielemans with next 4 gw's is going to surprise many IMO

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I may keep Tielemans, still believe in him big time

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            true, was thinking of downgrading in my case and turning back to a 343 nd bringing Jiminez in alongside the usual suspects vardy & Tammy

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Absolutely mate

  2. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Scenes when Pulisic get rested against westham while Mount starts 😉

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This x1000.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Think they will both start and Kovacic will drop out at the weekend

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Not so sure. Jorginho and Kova has a good partnership going on.

        I think removing kova will affect the rythem of chelsea, linking midfeild to attack which he does effectively. Plus Pulisic has played lot of games recently and is due a rest

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          True and Kovacic has been immeasurably better this season. I think this is one where Pulisic and Mount owners will form a slightly biased opinion based on who they own.

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I’m torn on what to do, i don’t wanna take a hit so may just move in Son and if Mount is still benched then move him on.

  3. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What do you make of Chelsea lineup today? this is one of the most important games of the season

    Mount & Tomori benching - good or bad for owners?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not quite sure where Christensen has come from. If he plays well that is a real spanner in the works for owners. Still see Mount starting in easier home games coming up...

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good news for Mount owners- well rested for weekend!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Half glass and all that....

  5. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hmm is Mount out of first XI now ?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He’ll play next 4 then might be rested v Spurs

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Should play most games. He's lampards golden boy. Saying that there will be rotation amongst chelsea mids when fixtures come thick and fast

  6. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is there any need to bother about even thinking about any other player for © than The Party ?????

    I mean, Eve Wat Avl Nor

    😮

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah - my thoughts, zero concerns about him ever being benched, in form, on penalties.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Especially this season

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          When © is bloody difficult job.
          He's like gods gift.
          Last 2 gw's © for me !!

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mane against Brighton is more tempting no ?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Surely he's a great options alongside Mo Salah
        But Potter's players are playing for him & Silva's to get him sacked probably ??
        Big factor IMHO

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Dunno

        Brighton haven’t been horrid away and Liverpool are about sneaking wins rather than stomping over sides

        May well end up with only one Liverpool before 18 strikes.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          We're in opposite boats then mate.
          I'm on Salah Mane Taa & will definitely hold unless Mo breaks down

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      There’s only this week where i’m wavering, Watford Villa and Norwich it’s slammed on Vardy

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah
        Tbh I'd © Salah if not Vardy this GW.
        He feels so safe though with being Nailed, getting most big chances, on Pens, no midweek games, Everton being sh.t

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          haha yep, all rock solid reasons to go with Vardy, and i can see myself just keeping it on him, last two GW's on him has been incredible for captaincy. See how Salah looks tonight.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Definitely

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      For me its:
      Mane (c) vs BRI (H)
      Vardy (c) vs WAT (H)
      Vardy (c) vs AVL (A)
      Mane (c) vs WAT (H)

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nice
        I'm in nostalgic party mood so getting © away is difficult atm.
        Only Salah can take that away after a 30 minutes cameo + brace Tonight

  7. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What is the conventional wisdom when a defender (Lunstram) in your team is up against a striker (Jimmy) in your team in the same GW?
      Pick the winner and play him? Or play them both and hedge your bets?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Play both if they are your best options. How often do you have a GW where all XI players return?

    • LochineFDC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hello everyone, considering the fact that Mancity have a few relatively tough GWs ahead, is anyone thinking of being without Man City assets for the next 7 GWs and bring them back after that. I got KDB in at 9.5 but and will get 9.9 if transfer him out, and im expecting him to drop anyway to 10.1 or even 10 if he doesnt start all the games in december. So thats a loss of -0.1.

      In the next 6 GWs, it does look like Alli / Son / Salah have a higher point potential due to their fixtures and playing styles while i dont expect more than 25 points from KDB.

      Also Zaha and Ings look primed for some returns with Ings notching against TOT, ARS, WOL, EVE and CHE and missing only against MCI and LEI.

      Anyway I'm mostly benching him this GW anyway because Ings may have a better bang for buck against WAT while NEW have let it only 4 goals in 6 matches at home. Is it still insane to drop KDP to the bench in FPL?

      1. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The theory is that Chelsea midfield will rotate. Will Lampard do Pep? Pulisic in or not for the plum fixtures?

    • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mount to Pulisic worth it?

      1. TB303
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        yes trying to do it myself

    • TB303
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Evening!

      Does this seem sensible with 2FT ?

      What would you do with 2FT? 0.1itb

      Pope (button)
      Robo, Soy, Lundi, wan bis, Tomori
      D.Silva, mane, KDB, mount, tielsman
      Vardy, Tammy, Ayew

      I was thinking:

      Dilva -> Pulisic
      Mount -> Cantwell ...leaves me with 2.1m for next week to upgrade Ayew

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      (have vardy ings), tammy to

      A) batshyui
      B) laca
      C) jimy
      D) firmino