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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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  1. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope to gazzaniga for -4 madness?

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yes

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No

    3. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Henderson in a much better defence. Spurs' is poo. Also, Schmeichel if funds permit.

    4. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      If you think he will score 8 more than Pope until Lloris return then not but I do not see it happening..

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Of course I see. If I don't do it this gw I will do next. Maybe next week for a hit as well as mount place is not secured!

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I did it for free. So I see the value in it. But a hit is a bit much.

    7. Vardy boys
        1 month, 16 days ago

        madness

      • Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        both will concede
        play pope

    8. BEEZUS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A) Mount to Zaha
      B) Connolly to Mousset
      C) Both for a -4

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

      2. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just A. I am annoyingly 0.1 short

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Neither?

        Save and reevaluate.

      4. popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        b

    9. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who would you bench out of this front 8?

      Mane KDB Son Maddison Mount
      Vardy Jimenez Mousset

      - All in good form except Mount (but due in my opinion)
      - All have good fixtures except Son
      - Have been hit recently for benching Mousset

      Really having hard time..

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Out of those, Mousset.

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mount

      3. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mousset for me

      4. The Bad Seed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        mount

      5. popcoin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        mount

    10. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Subs in right order? Save transfer?

      Schmeich
      VVD TAA Lundstram
      Salah Zaha Tielemans KDB
      Pukki Abraham Vardy

      Button Kelly Aurier Jorginho

      1.0m ITB and 1 FT

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

        I'd put Jorg first sub

    11. FirMinaMiMo
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Any one week punts ???

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pricebracket? Position?

          1. FirMinaMiMo
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Midfield option!

          2. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I like Doherty this week.

          3. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Jesus.

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Good shout.

          4. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Trossard

          5. Johnny 8
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ward-Prowse.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              This

          6. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Djenepo

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which one would you bench this GW - I have all 3 pretty much neck and neck!

          a) Martial
          b) Perez
          c) Mount

          1. FirMinaMiMo
              1 month, 16 days ago

              C or B ...but never A

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Interesting - do you think there is a good possibility he will haul against Spuds?

                1. FirMinaMiMo
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    The match is at home mate! 🙂

              2. FirMinaMiMo
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  If yu are ready to bench martial means yur team must be a superb one.... Hehe! 🙂

                • Zim0
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  B probably cuz he gets subbed too early and sometimes doesn't even start. And don't know what'll happen with Leicester since they haven't had a midweek match before (not including League Cup in which second team is used btw)

                • avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Hmm, prob Perez, tough decision tho.

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I keep flipping - fear is this is the sort of fixture where Perez randomly turns up with a hat-trick out of nowhere.

                    1. FirMinaMiMo
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        That won't be possible mate... Brighton are not slouches... Against liv they made a equal possession of ball control of 55%(liv)-45%(bri)....probably the score will be 2-1 ... 🙂

                        1. Zim0
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          It's against watford tho

                        2. avfc82
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Good job they're not playing Brighton then.

                      • avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        It could backfire but he does get hauled early a lot of the time, best performances have been on the road too. Could go wrong but I think I'd put Martial and Mount slightly ahead of him, just.

                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    B. Rodgers mentioned rotation and name checked Albrighton. That being said, decent chance Mount is benched too.

                  3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Thanks everyone 😀

                  4. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I’m benching Perez in a similar scenario

                  5. popcoin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    definitely b

                  6. Aleksei
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    B

                • faux_C
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  g2g?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA, Lund, Soy
                  Tielemans, Zaha, KDB, Mane
                  Vardy, Firmino, Jimenez

                  Pope, Dunk, Kelly, McGinn

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Gtg

                • Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  any news on Tammy injury ? fit to play midweek ?

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    News at 1.15

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      presser? cheers

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Yup Lamps

                • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  What's this jazz about martial having a knock? Posted last page

                  1. The_Fish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    He permanently has a knock I think?

                  2. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Dinnery Twitter.

                  3. Zim0
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    He went straight down the tunnel when he got subbed against villa but solskjaer would have said something if he was injured. Probably just annoyed by the substitution

                  4. davies
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Something about a head knock - he’ll be fine

                • Taa very much
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Just done Mount & Robertson to Zaha & Van Aanholt for free
                  Mainly because of the fixtures for palace
                  Likey or no likey ??

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Brave

                • davies
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  GTG lads?

                  Gazza
                  TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
                  Mane KDB Son Martial Pulisic
                  Vardy (c) Abraham*

                  Martin Tomori Ayew Rico

                  1. The_Fish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Gtg

                    1. davies
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Thanks mate - 2FT should be handy come the weekend

                • Liastro ⭐️
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Is Ryan a better replacement for Pope than Henderson?

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Nope, not IMO.

                  2. ONGO GABLOGIAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    not in my opinion

                  3. The_Fish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Everyone has the Lord now, so Henderson is an excellent differential for an excellent defence.

                    Hendo the best option for me. Although I’m slightly biased as a Grimsby fan...

                    1. Vardy boys
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        absolutely agree with this

                    2. Vardy boys
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Nope - in fact i just sold ryan for Hendo as i dont have Lundo in defence

                      • Kellz86
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I'll keep Pope and see how it goes 😀

                      • Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Nope. I bought Gazzaniga as my Pope replacement since I have WC still available and couldn't afford Henderson.

                    3. Bury94
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      For people who kept Abraham, if Lampard says he's out again but will be back for the weekend will you still keep him?

                      1. Vardy boys
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Yes of course

                        • lindeg
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          if you kept, then you hold

                        • Soto Ayam
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Oh yes. Haven't you heard? His value is bullet proof, and my bench is good.

                          • Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yes.

                          • Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yes, purely because my team is so good this week. All 11 at home.

                          • Phlajo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yes without a doubt

                          • Lignja
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Yes

                        • lindeg
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Have gotten Djenepo in at 5.2 and 0.1% owned, an emerging bandwagon!

                          1. Aleksei
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            needs to show more, have him for 3 weeks, no big returns yet

                        • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Is the starting XI right? And bench order?

                          Leno
                          TAA Lund Soy
                          Mane KDB Son Zaha
                          Tammy Vardy Jiminez

                          Button Aurier Cantwell Rico

                          1. Tcheco
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Cantwell first on bench

                        • Better Call Raul
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Which 2 to start out of:

                          A) Mount
                          B) Cantwell
                          C) Lundstram

                          1. avfc82
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            I'd start Mount and Lundstram.

                            1. Phlajo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              This

                            2. lindeg
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              yes

                          2. boc610
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            bench Cantwell at your peril. confidence is back and he could have had a couple of goals and assists against the gunners if it wasn't for Leno

                            1. lindeg
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              you would actually start cantwell over mount?

                          3. Zim0
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            B and C

                        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Just realised

                          Pope, Lundstram, Robbo, Chilwell, Salah, Maddison, Pulisick, Martial

                          Got 16 points between them last GW

                          From

                          CPL, wol, BHA, EVE, BHA, EVE, WHM, AVL

                          You couldn't make it up lol

                          1. Zim0
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            And i had 5 of them 🙁

                        • FirMinaMiMo
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Lads!

                            How is my lineup!!!!

                            Heaton
                            Aurier soy lund
                            Son kdb mane martial
                            Vardy jimmy rash

                            And i m really strucked in choosing captaincy this gw???...
                            Any opinions folks 🙂

                            1. FirMinaMiMo
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Any opinions lads 🙂

                              • lindeg
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                decent, but not amazing, not seeing returns for heaton or martial

                                1. FirMinaMiMo
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Thanks mate 🙂

                                    1. lindeg
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      no worries, has to be vardy captain

                                2. Bobby Digital
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Vardy

                                3. Vardy boys
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    too much united in there

                                4. Mind över Mata
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  I can afford Schmichel. Better bet as a Pope replacement than Hendo or Guaita?

                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Better than Guaita, pretty even with Hendo.

                                  2. lindeg
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    hendo is better as schmeichel blocks a leicester spot you might want in the future

                                  3. pingissimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Only if no other Leicester defence unless you're into double ups

                                5. Athletic Nasherbo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Teams a mess but I’m holding (not Rob). Got to hope Mount, Moura, Batsman and Kane do something...

                                  Ryan
                                  TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
                                  Mane KdB Moura Mount
                                  Kane Vardy(C) Batshuayi

                                  Button Willems Dunk Hayden

                                6. The_Bucc
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Easy one - is Sterling to Son/Alli worth a -4?

                                  1. avfc82
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Nope, don't think so.

                                  2. La Roja
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Nope

                                  3. Tcheco
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    I'd Gove him the Burnley game & then do it for free

                                    1. Tcheco
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      give

                                  4. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Nah, not this week anyway.

                                  5. The_Bucc
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Thanks all, reaffirmed my thoughts.

                                7. St. Joseph
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Play
                                  A) McGinn
                                  B) Aurier

                                  1. avfc82
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    I'd start Aurier.

                                  2. lindeg
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    b

                                8. FFFoxy
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Martial to Maddison -4?

                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Nope.

                                  2. danlynch13
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    yes could see a big score vs watford and martial potentially injured

                                  3. La Roja
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Probably

                                9. Kabayan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  A. Mount to Pulisic
                                  B. Mount to Alli (Have Son)
                                  C. Save

                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    A if you think he'll play.

                                10. danlynch13
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  ------------Pope
                                  ------TAA/Soy/Lund
                                  Mane/Pulisic/KDB/Maddison
                                  ----Jiminez/Vardy/Kane

                                  Button/Tomori/Kelly/Dendonk

                                  Is this team GTG still have 1ft but think ill save?

                                  1. danlynch13
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Vardy C

                                  2. Tcheco
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Great team. Save

                                  3. lindeg
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    i would get hendo for pope, but thats just me

                                    1. danlynch13
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      cant afford him 0.1 short

                                      1. lindeg
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        mccarthy is also a shout

                                        1. danlynch13
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          i think ill use 2ft to do kane to son and use extra cash for henderson

                                11. n-doggg
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  A. Mount to Pulisic
                                  B. Mount to Alli
                                  C. Save ft

                                  1Ft and 2.5 itb. Current team

                                  Pope
                                  TAA, Tomori, Söyüncü, Lundstram
                                  Mane, Kdb, mount, Tielemans
                                  Vardy, jiminez

                                  Tammy, Rico, Hayden

                                  Thanks

                                  1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    B

                                  2. Space Cadete
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Exact same squad as me, but I had an injured Lascelles instead of Rico, so used my transfer to change him to PVA.

                                    In your case, I would save FT and put Tammy in the starting eleven (unless Frank rules him out) and just bench Mount. Pulisic is just as likely to be benched this week I reckon. Alli is the most tempting option, but not a great fixture and prone to injury, so would wait a week for him and see if he can stay fit!

                                12. Totti
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  bench 2 :

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

                                  1. lindeg
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    bd

                                13. oblomov38
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Who should I bench this week out of Soyuncu, Tomori, Kelly, Robertson and Lundstram (three-man defence)? I'm thinking of benching Tomori and Kelly, although it's tough, as they all have good fixtures...

                                  1. pingissimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Think that's right

                                  2. lindeg
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    soy kelly for me

                                14. Hansel
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  A) Mousset + Son

                                  B) Ings + Alli

                                  1. La Roja
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    A

                                15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Last gw auba sterling(sold by me) punished sellers,i hope Mount this gw gonna punish..Common Masonnnnnn my sonnnn...By the way mount my son you will be replaced by Son in my team coming gw..So unleash please....