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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 14

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Plenty to ponder for Fantasy Football Scout managers ahead of an enticing Gameweek 14, which offers up favourable fixtures for several big teams. The main breaking news today comes from West London, where Chelsea manager Frank Lampard gave us an update on the hip injury suffered by Tammy Abraham

We’ll know by the end of the weekend. He’s got some pain. He won’t be involved tomorrow. We’ll see by Monday.

– Frank Lampard

With Gameweek 15 following swiftly on the heels of Gameweek 14, many are pondering whether to keep or sell. Pro Pundit Holly began a discussion using the Rate My Team data from the member’s area. While Bemba_Da opened up the debate for all site users. 

Rotation’s Alter Ego brought us a summary of the main points from the rest of this week’s press conferences, while Neale brought us the regular team news round-up and the usual line-up predictions. Pep Guardiola confirmed that 15.3%-owned Sergio Aguero will miss his side’s trip to the North East to take on Newcastle.

A timely article by Pro Pundit and former FPL winner Simon March looked at why opportunity trumps ability for goal-scoring FPL forwards. He pointed out that a change in the dugout at White Hart Lane could bring about an upturn in fortune for Harry Kane. 

I examined Mourinho’s first two matches in charge with a discussion following on which Spurs players are set to benefit. An insightful comment was added by five-time top 1,000 manager and Meet the Manager guest Kenneth Tang, pointing out exactly why Pochettino had to go and why Mourinho is the perfect replacement.

Three Spurs players are included in this week’s Scout Picks.

Pro Pundit Ash (FPL Hints) highlighted a couple of striker options in Jesus and Danny Ings as his differential candidates. And he discussed how he is planning on investing money from the sale of Aguero and potentially considering an upgrade in midfield.

The Scoutcast trio this week of Joe, Lee, and Az debated the impact of Aguero’s absence as not only improving the prospects for Jesus but Raheem Sterling too. Joe shared a quote from Pep Guardiola made earlier in the season:

 …for me striker will be an incredible position for [Sterling]. He can play in three positions up front.

– Pep Guardiola

While Lacazette wasn’t considered an option by the Scoutcast three on Tuesday night, the subsequent news of Emery’s sacking might mean there’s an opportunity for him now. Pro Pundit Andy canvassed opinion on the potential implications for Arsenal players.

Captaincy Debate & More Decisions

Offering not only advice on the best armband candidate but also food for thought on striker replacements, David’s members-only Captain Sensible is compulsory reading as ever. 

For those who aren’t yet members, last week it was announced that monthly subscription options are available for £2.99 per month with an introductory offer of £1.99 for the first month for those signing up by December 2.

Jamie Vardy is emerging as a reliable captain pick following back-to-back 12-point hauls. As Neale pointed out in his analysis of the underlying stats, the Leicester forward’s five big chances against Brighton mean: 

Vardy has had more of these gilt-edged opportunities in the last four Gameweeks (ten) than he had managed in the previous nine fixtures (seven).

– Neale Rigg

It seems the stats are starting to catch up with reality. 

Brighton’s generous defending is also good news for those considering Mané or Salah for the armband. Indeed, in this week’s captaincy video, Joe highlighted that Brighton have conceded 17 big chances over their last four away matches

And Liverpool sit top of the latest DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds brought to us by G-Whizz.

While thinking of Anfield players, Pro Pundit Tom Freeman began a discussion on Liverpool’s upcoming fixture congestion, noting that their home game against Brighton tomorrow is the first of 10 in just 30 days. The underperforming Trent Alexander-Arnold was one name mentioned in the “when does patience become stubbornness?” discussion on the Scoutcast. 

Greyhead dared to suggest in his the Great and the Good article that Mark and Ville’s refusal to buy Vardy could be on the stubborn end of the scale!

Az, in his capacity as a Pro Pundit, reflected on his decision making in his piece on the dangers of taking hits. While fellow Pro Pundit Lateriser, aimed to quantify the impact of FPL decisions. Andy then asked how do people react to both good and bad decisions?

It’s a subject that Pro Pundit and behavioural economics graduate, Simon March, has touched on in the past: the “What the heck? Effect” describes how we are more likely to take risks following a loss. 

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Community Competitions

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It is still possible to enter the Fantasy Football Scout Members Cup, you can do so here. Qualification for the first round of the open tournament took place last Gameweek: 65 points and above qualified (for those with exactly 65 points an overall rank above 233,444 was needed). The first round proper will start this Gameweek.

Lord – Blaming it on Rio reviewed MatchWeek 6 in the Pundits Playoff Community Tournament and looked ahead to Matchweek 7.  

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2,646 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Come on Kevin Dubrovnik!!

  2. zdrojo187
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Ok...FPL website is ready

  3. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Pull up your Pants...UPDATED!

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Noooooo lemme be nakeddd

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Norwich Arsenal game - how do folks think that one will go?

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Goals.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      4-1 Arsenal
      Laca x2
      Auba x2

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Laca Hattie

  5. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Kept Auba for this week, 2FTs now and possibly Auba to Kane or KDB to Son on the card, let's see how it goes 😉

    1. Qaiss
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I captained him

  6. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Updated

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Wow that was quick! 😉

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        They must have been listening to what we were talking about in the post above. 😉

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          Ha ha! Thy must have pressed the Load Balancing Free Hit button this week.

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    No transfer from Magnus

    Gazza
    TAA SOY Lundstram Tomori
    Mane Salah (c) Son Martial
    Mousset Vardy
    Button Denoncker Reid Abraham

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      No surprise there. Only casuals would have sold Tammy already

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Magnus knows

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          Means Tammy will be back for Villa and bang in a hattrick

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            You spelt Mount wrong

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Maybe forgot, casual

  8. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    I did Martial to Son and Tammy to Ings. Feel Ings will match Tammy over next 3 GW and Son over Martial long term.

  9. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Jesus starts. Mahrez starts

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Did VAR review the starting eleven decision too!

  10. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    I'm in 3rd place in ML

    1st and 2nd brought in Zaha for Mount and Martial respectively..

    Hmmm..

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      You should be top of that ML mate.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        I will be. I brought in Pulisic!!!

  11. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Updated. Captain changed . That's it

  12. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Martial owners do we keep him now? Fixtures turn shortterm to worse

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Will see how he (and the team) performs tomorrow. These players will want to play well against Mou's team I guess.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Is spurs who still can't defend really a bad fixture?

      Other than city he's golden

  13. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Sort out ya teams NOW because next GW is a few days away

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      There's nothing to change!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Just Janmaat to sort for me (assuming Mount starts)

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Why cant I see my opponents' teams... all I see is last weeks points

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Casual.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        😮 More likely FPL cater to casuals first and let pros wait a bit as we will play on regrdless!

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 54 mins ago

          so why can't you see your opponent's team yet? 😛

  15. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Newcastle to win then?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Steve Bruce masterclass?

  16. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Any Burnley fans here:

    1) Do you think Burnley will keep more clean sheets than Spurs from now through the end of the season?
    2) Would you buy Tarkowski over Aurier as a 4th DEF if you don't need to play him in GW15 & 16? Primarily interested in playing the player in this spot in GW17 (NEW) and GW18 (bou).

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I'm not a fan but yes and yes

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 55 mins ago

      They'll keep around the same number of CS, I reckon, despite having better players and Mourinho. They just don't dominate in the middle of the pitch. So you have to weigh up Aurier's attacking threat vs Tarkowski's threat from set pieces. They're probably around the same.

      If Spurs can get Dier up to speed then there clean sheet prospects should improve.

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 49 mins ago

      Thanks all for the replies!

  17. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Jesus is a better player than Aguero outside the box; movement, positional awareness, team play. Within the box Aguero is on a different level. Anyone disagree?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Disagree. Aguero is good at hold-up as well and makes intelligent runs that open up space.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Maybe in his younger years. His movement off the ball now is not as good and rarely has his back to goal this season

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Yea strongly disagree. Aguero is a lot better at dropping deep, making runs outside the box to drag defenders out of position etc whenever City struggle to break down an opponent. Jesus on the other hand becomes invisible when City struggle. Of course hes tons better than Jesus inside the box as well.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 1 hour ago

        Aguero doesn’t drop deep! Part of the reason why he has been snubbed by Argentina

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 1 hour ago

          He does when City struggle.

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Depends. Both v good, jesus sometimes tries to do too much and Aguero loves a screamer... Yet to see that from jesus. Hard to compare in a sense as jesus has more flair and tricks but Aguero is just ridiculous

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      I think the only differences are that Jesus is more willing to do the pressing side of the game, and Aguero takes up better positions in the box - but those positions stifle Sterling's attacking returns.

      I only fear not owning Sterling when Jesus starts over Aguero.

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    About time my ML rivals all went with different captains. All brought in Son though and replaced Abraham. Mousset vs Ings vs Batshuyai. Should be an interesting game week for a change 🙂

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Might play 5atb next week.
    EVE, NEW, NEW, WAT, AVL.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 1 hour ago

      Baldock and Lund? *love heart signs*

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 59 mins ago

        Nah. My boy Enda Stevens. Differential.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 33 mins ago

          Sexy

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 59 mins ago

    If he's out for 2 more weeks, how does this look Tammy + Martial >

    1. Firmino + Grealish (-4)
    2. Rashford + Zaha (-4)
    3. Tammy > Jimenez

    Leaning 2 but let's see.

    1. manu4life99
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 59 mins ago

      3

    2. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 55 mins ago

      Are you sure you want Martial out?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 51 mins ago

        No. I'm not sure. This week can change my plans a lot. Let's see how United do.

    3. Citizenkane91
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 47 mins ago

      Grealish is on my horizon too, sadly a little premature I feel, could do with the monetary downgrade. But Villa looks good enough to get goals vs anyone, so if the cash is needed urgently...

    4. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 1 hour ago

      Martial to Rashford makes very little sense to me. Tammy to Jimi or Tammy+Martial to Ings+Alli for me

  21. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 59 mins ago

    A) Pope > Henderson
    B) Tammy > 8m fwd?

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Mane KDB Maddison Pulisic
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy*

    Heaton,tomori,aurier,dend

  22. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 58 mins ago

    Have tried being patient with my Richarlison pick and playing him vs Leicester. Hope Alli doesn't get double digits.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 52 mins ago

      I went complete casual this week. No transfer, no captain change, let Aubameyang drop in price, kept Richarlison.

      Maybe I'm not addicted anymore 🙂

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 50 mins ago

        I think holding Aubameyang is a huge mistake. I got rid of him vs Leicester for Vardy and it was one of the best decisions I've made this season.

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 58 mins ago

    This will be Almiron's breakout game

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 55 mins ago

      He'll never score again.

  24. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 51 mins ago

    Who would be better for Arsenal, Eddie Howe or Nuno Espirito Santo?

    Hypothetically speaking.

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 30 mins ago

      Many saying Nuno can only play counter-attack football and won't suit Arsenal but not sure myself.

    2. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 mins ago

      Nuno.

  25. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 47 mins ago

    Raheem showing more drive in 2 mins than he did for 89 minutes in the last game