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Scoutcast Episode 310 – Christmas rotation and midfield marauders

Rotation looks inevitable in Gameweek 15, the second of three set of fixtures in quick succession. Our Scoutcast trio of Joe, Az and Sam look at the surprises in store this week plus the team sheet headaches that await over the festive schedule.

For some, like Sam, they can be a little over prepared, with points mounting up due to her great bench. Az is happy with his weaker substitutes for the time being, while ever the dullard Joe sits somewhere in the middle, with a credible, but ultimately boring, bunch of benchwarmers.

Elsewhere, the plethora of midfield marauders available in Fantasy Premier League are looked at, with Crystal Palace’s talisman Wilfried Zaha as well as Spurs’ ‘number 10’ Dele Alli topping the Scoutcasters’ shopping list. Those wanting to jettison Chelsea’s Mason Mount will be among those keen to shop around.

Our crews’ Gameweek 15’s captaincy and transfer plans get an airing and they also look back on the roughest and smoothest previous set of fixtures for some, thanks to Liverpool’s Salmon-like, leaping centre back.

Meanwhile, the Scoutcast is on a roll with their differential picks recently, with Lee, Az and Tom’s picks all finding the net this week. Can Sam keep that fine run going?

There’s Christmas clean sheets to look at as well as a lively debate over Spurs’ centre forward, or ‘expensive defensive midfielder’, as Az refers to him.

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751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Marcuss
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    any suggestions appreciated!

    ryan button

    taa Robertson lund Soy Hanley

    pul madders son mane martial

    vardy Abraham greenwood

    0.7 ITB 1 FT

    Tammy and Ryan out?

    1. Jon Snow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Think if you were dropping Tammy it had to be last GW

      1. Marcuss
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        true any other suggestions?

        1. Vardy boys
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ryan to Hendo

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best way to improve this team from gw16 with 1.6m itb?

    Pope Heaton
    Taa Lundy Tomori — Rico Lascelles
    Mane Pulisic Kdb Mount — Cantwell
    Vardy Ings Rashford

    Main options i can think of are
    A: Lascelles + Mount >> Hanley + Alli (-4)...the lascelles price drop last night was unplanned as i now i can't get Kelly
    B: Mount >> Zaha
    C: Something else

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C No Alli or Son?

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

        Can get Alli if I do A

  3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Can someone tell me plese, when is the last GW or Date when we we can use January WC ? I want to keep second WC for DGW's in second half of the season...

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Whenever you want. No expiry date

    2. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      the two wildcards are split into first half and second half, so the second wildcard is any point in the second half of the season

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season, once in the first half of the season (before Sat 28 Dec 11:30) and once in the second half of the season. The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can't be cancelled once played.
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thanks guys

  4. Just Kreuzing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Heaton to Henderson for -4

    Or Play Pope or Heaton this week

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wouldn’t advocate a hit for a goalkeeper.

    2. All about the galacticos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      mad to take hit for a keeper, it's only worthwhile when need to replace for injury

    3. Just Kreuzing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers.. yeah I guess you are both right. I would be mad.

  5. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Pope
    TAA / Aurier / Lundstram
    Mane / KDB / Pulisic / Maddison / Zaha
    Vardy / Auba(c)

    Button / Willems / Greenwood / Guilbert

    Clear for take off...!! ? 🙂

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      GTG

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks

    2. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice. Not C Party Boy? 🙂

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Auba’s in my good books atm 😉

  6. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which of these moves looks the best to use a FT on over the next 2 gameweeks?

    A) Pope ➡️ Henderson (This GW)
    B) Tomori ➡️ Aurier (Next GW)
    C) Tielemans ➡️ Grealish (Next GW)

    1. Vardy boys
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A fixtures not good for Grealish

  7. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I’ve narrowed it down to two guys, but which one?

    A) Heaton to Hendo
    B) Martial to Pulisic/Zaha
    Or I could save ft

    1. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      All things being even I'd say Martial to Pulisic. However I think this GW he is a big rotation risk so I'd say hold a GW do Heaton to Hendo and do the Martial to Pulisic next GW. Good luck either way!

  8. Atwood
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Has Tielemans looked dangerous at all recently, and do we think he's a rotation risk?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Definitely not a rotation risk.
      He was unlucky not to get an assist against Everton. Vardy's header from his cross was inches away from going into the net.
      WAT, avl, NOR are great fixtures I would expect him to get a couple of attacking return form those fixtures.

      Im tempted to make the switch to Grealish but might just wait for their fixtures.

      1. Atwood
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers, think I'll hold then. Great looking fixture this week.

  9. SkeletONv01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How does she look boys? G2G? Any chance for Tammy to start?

    Pope
    Tomori - Soy - Lund
    KDB - Mane - Son - Maddison - Alli
    Vardy(C) - Tammy

    Dunk, Kelly, Connolly

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Find out in a couple of hours following Frank's presser

  10. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I am working towards this team for the blank gameweek 18....your suggestions are much appreciated

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A) Current team

    Gazza
    TAA Robbo Soy Lund
    KDB Mane Son
    Vardy Abraham Raul

    Bench: Mount Kelly Donkey
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    GW16 - Robbo + Mount ➡ Mings + Alli
    GW18 - TAA + Donkey ➡ PVA + Grealish

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    B) GW18 Team

    Gazza
    PVA Mings Lund
    KDB Son Alli (c) Grealish
    Vardy Abraham Raul

    Bench: Kelly Soy Mane
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    GW20: Get TAA back for PVA

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks a decent plan.

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks mate...do u see any other better players than the 4 I am planning to bring IN ?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I am just benching Mane & Trent

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I havent got a strong bench atm..so need to lose Trent as well...liverpool playing leics away in GW19 so wudnt hurt having no pool defense

  11. Game of Throw_ins
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play 1 :
    A. Tomori (AVL)
    B. Kelly (BOU)
    C. Rico (cry)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Tomori

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wud have said A if not for the injuries at the back for palace..

      May be C for a bit of attacking threat? Villa are sure to score imo

  12. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Pope > Hendo or Guaita for free?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      yes hendo

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Diop to Kelly good move to avoid burning transfer? I am not sure how long Ward out but if until end it year have WC to play after week 19

  14. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best use of a FT?
    A. Pope to Henderson
    B. Martial to Alli
    C. Hold fire on both.

    Note - if I did A, I would probably do B before the weekend.

    1. Vardy boys
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A and then B

  15. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Pope
    TAA,lund,soy
    Mane,kdb,pulisic,son
    Vardy,jimmy,rashford

    Button cantwell,rico,hanley

    Good to go mate? Any changes needed?

  16. AMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hi all

    for next juicy fixtures who would you pick

    Maddison or Tielemans ????

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Tough...

    2. TH
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maddi

    3. Just Kreuzing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maddison

  17. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A. Pope>Henderson/Guaita
    B. Rash/Mount>Mousset/Son
    C. Rash/Mount>Ings/Ali

    2FTs & 0.6 in bank

    Pope
    Robby, Lund, Soyu
    Mane, Maddy, KDB, Mount
    Vardy, Jimmy, Rash
    Gazza, Tomori, Dendo, Rico

    1. Sparky6670
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B or C. Both good options

      C if pushed due to Dele positioning now being more advanced

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks

  18. Sparky6670
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The devil in me wants to captain Pulisic but thinking Vardy is the safe don't lose ground bet?

    Other option would be Aubameyang

    Currently top 30k but trying to work out how to gain ground!

    1. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It's very tempting but there is rotation risk.

      1. Sparky6670
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Was my concern. Just feels like he is an explosive option. also feels like Vardy must be due a blank!

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Auba or Vardy for me. Auba likely to get you gains if he scores more than Vardy.

  19. Killersquad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bench one:

    1/ alli
    2/ pulisic
    3/ jiminez
    4/ madisson
    5/ mousset

  20. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Excited to catch people off guard and soaring rank!

  21. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Maddison to Pulisic for free? Have no other Chelsea cover

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      nah leics have too gud fixtures to miss out

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I would on normal gameweek. Not so sure during sardine packed one. Still, I can see myself losing Maddison for Pulisic in a week or two.

  22. TH
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone keeping Pope?

    1. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I am, but only because I can rotate him with Henderson

    2. Just Kreuzing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yep.. have no choice but he has been ok

  23. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    reposting looking for replies

    bench 2 :

    A) tomori
    B) cantwell
    C) mount
    D) kelly

  24. DAVEOAK
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Can anyone help me?

    Would you sub Lovren or Kelly this GW?

  25. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I think I need hit rehab.. Took Pope out for Henderson and then decided I didn’t want martial so moved him on for Zaha. -4 whoops

  26. Johnnex023
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Team is.

    Pope Button.
    Robbo Soyuncu Lundstram. Rico Hanley.
    Salah son kdb martial Dendoncker.
    Vardy Jimenez Ings.

    1ft, 1.5itb

    A. Martial to Pulisic, keep KDB despite worse fixtures.
    B. Martial to Zaha, KDB to Mane (-4) and lose saved value on kdb.

    Need advice

  27. Maizena
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I'm gonna do a double transfer after this gameweek starts (I'll avoid a hit then) but I'm having issues deciding.

    A. Pulisic and Abraham -> Dele Alli and Ings (or Mousset but I belive Ings has the edge)
    B. Pulisic and Abraham -> Son and Mousset

    Alternatively I can swap out Maddison instead of Pulisic but I'd rather keep Maddison. I think Alli might have an edge over Son because of Alli being roughly 10% less owned and Mourinhos statement praising him very recently.

    Keep in mind this will be for GW16 (not this one) but I have to do it quickly to avoid price rises/ditches. Any input? Thanks 🙂