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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 15

Yes it’s Tuesday, and yes you are reading the Fantasy Football Scout Guide to Gameweek 15.

With less time to ponder transfers and delve into the stats, thankfully one decision is relatively straightforward – handing Jamie Vardy the captain’s armband. The Leicester City marksman is top of the captain poll with a whopping 55 per cent of the vote. 

In his members-only Captain Sensible article David offers much more than just armband recommendations. He assesses the credentials of the best attacking players and considers which ones have an opportunity to turn underlying stats into points by casting his eye over the fixtures.

For those who aren’t yet members, it was recently announced that monthly subscription options are available for £2.99 per month.

Greyhead last week dared to suggest in his the Great and the Good article that Mark and Ville should buy Vardy. At least one of them listened! Ville sold Abraham as part of a hit to acquire the in-form Foxes forward. (Yes, you read that right – Ville took another hit). However, will he regret selling the Chelsea forward with an enticing home clash against Aston Villa tomorrow?

Neale brought us the latest team news from across the Premier League, Frank Lampard had this to say today: 

Yeah (he’s coming along) okay. We’re giving him every possible chance to be fit. He’s still got some pain in the area of the injury so we’ll make a judgement call tomorrow. It’s one of those, it’s painful for him. So it’s a bit of a pain threshold thing, does it affect his movements? As I said, I wouldn’t want to commit today.

– Frank Lampard

Interestingly Neale has included Abraham in his predicted line-ups.

Amongst other players under consideration for Gameweek 15 is Wilfried Zaha, with Pro Pundit Andy starting a hot topic and a discussion between Joe, Sam, and Az on Monday’s Scoutcast. Crystal Palace are currently second in the fixture ticker and, as Sam mentioned, Zaha is looking better in recent weeks following an indifferent start to the season.

Dele Alli’s performances under Jose Mourinho have thrust him into the spotlight. A player Az picked as his differential last week, many are now considering him over teammate Son Heung-min. This includes Pro Pundit Tom Freeman who has Alli at the top of his watchlist

Spurs players caught the eye in Neale’s lessons learned from Gameweek 14, with Serge Aurier in particular prospering under the new manager. The shock result of the weekend was Chelsea’s home defeat by West Ham, but Neale had some comforting words those with Christian Pulisic in their squads:

Pulisic owners can console themselves with the fact that the American international was at the heart of some of Chelsea’s biggest chances.

– Neale Rigg

Andy is considering taking a hit to acquire Pulisic, who is also included in the Gameweek 15 Scout Picks. The team came in £2.0m under budget as cheaper options dominated.

With player value at the forefront of their minds, rotation and benches were debated ahead of the festive schedule by the Scoutcast. Sam revealed she’s benched 176 points due to high-scoring cheap defenders. This has allowed her to invest more money elsewhere in her squad and understandably given her a benching headache. 

Az also launched a hot topic on festive differentials.

Two excellent community articles were penned in the last two days: do not despair if you have a poor rank there is hope as RubberDucky can testify – he jumped from 1.3million in Gameweek 9 to 50,000 overall in Gameweek 13; and Kroos Kontrol opened debate on the FPL Bargains Team of the Decade.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page, and if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

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Community Competitions

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For those interested in the Head-to-Head Leagues, the main page can be linked to here. The fixtures for Gameweek 15 can be found below:


Use the drop-down menus to show your league and division. To find out which league and division you are in, follow the instructions on the main Head-to-Head page.

Once the Gameweek starts, if you click on your opponent’s name you will be linked to their team on the FPL website.

Best of luck for Gameweek 15!

TopMarx - H2H L4 D5 Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.”

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

    Evening folks.

    Pope
    TAA / Pereira / Lundstram
    Mané / KDB / Alli / Pulisic / Tielemans
    Vardy (C) / Jimenez

    Button // Aurier / Rico / Connolly

    Would you start Aurier ahead of anyone currently in the XI?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No way gtg

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nope

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

      No GTG as you are

    4. LE CHARO
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1st on bench is the right choice imo

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

        Cheers folks. Will be back to rage in a day or so's time 😉

    5. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Need quick advice with this team before deadline.. thanks!

      Pope (Button)
      TAA Lundstram Chilwell Tomori (Hanley)
      Mane KDB Mount Martial (Cantwell)
      Kane Vardy (Maupay)

      1FT, 0.3M ITB

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Good team save ft

      2. LE CHARO
          1 month, 20 days ago

          save

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

        Who to bench?

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

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

          4

        2. Lampard 8
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          4

        3. Sloane426
            1 month, 20 days ago

            1

        4. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Best Villa defender (benched this GW)? Guilbert?

          Have 2 FTs and no other pressing issues

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yep, good for home games

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

            Guilbert or Targett

          3. villa_til_i_die
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Mings or Targett.

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

          Madness to go Ryan instead of the other tasty keepers from next week?

          Selling Pope if so.

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

            Hold Pope - could get saves and bonus tonight

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

              Or Hendo? Arrgh.

        6. Le Tigre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Start Abraham or Maddison?

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

            Madds

          2. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Mads obvs

        7. Nightf0x
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ryan
          Taa soy lund
          Mount kdb mane son
          Vardy ings laca
          (Kely dendo lowton)

          G2g?

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

            GTG

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

          Swap
          Mane - Salah - Kane >
          Pennant - Nunez - Postiga

          Thoughts?

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

            2003?

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

          Who to start

          A: Heaton (che)
          B: Pope (MCI)

          Have kdb, Pulisic and Mount if that makes a diff

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

            A

        10. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who would you start and why ?

          Abraham
          James

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

            Abraham's a top captaincy option when fit, but James isn't.

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              But Abraham isn't fit.
              So does that make James a better choice ?

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                If he isn't fit then your subs will do the work.

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

                If Abraham can't play then his fitness becomes irrelevant (unless you mess up the VC), but if he can play then I'd take reduced Abraham minutes over 90 James minutes.

          2. DandyDon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Abraham. Don’t think ha mes is ready for big game like spurs.

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

          Surely everyone who kept Tammy is starting him at home to Villa?

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not everyone

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

            If I had him, I would - regardless of risk.

            Just me, though.

          3. Crystal Alice
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Not me, he’s my first sub. Might only get a cameo in this midweek madness

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                This

            • It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I wouldn’t. I can smell a 1 point cameo a Mike away 😉

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                *mile

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

              Not me.

            • villa_til_i_die
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Maybe, but what’s his fitness going to be like if he does play?

            • Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah starting, can see him starting and coming off at 60 ish after scoring.

          4. Dannyb
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Start Aurier or Lund?

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

              No brainer.

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

              Lund

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

            Good to go?

            Gazzaniga
            TAA Robertson Lundstram Soyuncu
            KDB Alli Maddison
            Vardy (C) Aubameyang (vc) Jimenez

            Button Mount Tomori Dendoncker

          6. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Man Utd vs Tottenham to be low scoring?

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              1-2

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

              0-1

            3. teneighty
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              With those defences, I would guess at least 4 goals.

            4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Getting last minute thought of benching Son for Djenepo! 😮

            5. villa_til_i_die
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              1-1

            6. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              no, high scoring

              1-3?

          7. Queens of the South Age
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Most points prediction?

            A. Kane
            B. Salah
            C. Ings
            D. Jiminez
            E. Zaha

            Basically, help me pick a last minute captain please!!!

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

              E

            2. JurgenRocks
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Ings

            3. villa_til_i_die
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C

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

            madness to bench Soy?

            Pope
            TAA Robbo Lunds 
            Son Mane Maddison Pulisic 
            Vardy Tammy Jimi
            Button Soy Cantwell Rico.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Who would you start him over if you started him?

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

                exactly. Maybe Tammy

            2. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Nope, easily lowest ceiling

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

            Gtg? And bench order righ?

            Pope
            TAA Soyünücü Lundstram
            Mané KDB Pulisic Zaha
            Vardy Jiménez Lacazette

            McGovern Cantwell Rico Diop

          10. FPL ElasticO
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            G2g for this GWk??

            Pope
            Robbo/ Tomori/ Lundstram
            Zaha/ Son/ KDB/ Mane/ Pulisic
            Vardy(c)/ Jimenez

            Bench:: Button/ Aurier/ Kelly/ Connolly

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

            All primed up ready for this weeks footie & Boxing Day.
            Six months free then £3.95 a month 🙂

            1. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              How did you get that?

          12. AzzaroMax99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Anybody else thinking that Lampard is trying to hide his cards with this Tammy injury?
            Somehow I feel that it could repeat last season's similar stuff with Fraser. He was injured, coach said he won't play, I sold him, he started and returned double figures (2 goals if I recall correctly) xD Classic 😀

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

              Probably and I switched for Kane last week. Sob sob

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

              Pictured in training

              1. AzzaroMax99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Started him and benched Tomori. Now wait and see and hope for the best 🙂

          13. JurgenRocks
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Play Mousset or Martial?

            Mousset has scored points in his last five games, except one and Martial has been very inconsistent.

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

              Mousset

            2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Martial

            3. jonnybhoy
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Mousset

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

              Mous

          14. Oggle22
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Tilemens and Lacazette to Ali and Mousset

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

              Nope

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

              For free, yes

            3. villa_til_i_die
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yes from me!

              1. Oggle22
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                To late I went Martial and Pieters for Ali and Kelly

                Son and Ali doubke up

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

                  Might pay off. Personally I still don’t trust spurs yet, but that’s just me, good luck!

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

            Bench one please;

            Ings vs Nor
            Cantwell vs Sot

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

              Cants

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

                Thanks!

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

              Cantwell

            3. Railwayman
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cantwell

          16. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Arghhhhh!

            Play Mount or Soyuncu?

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

              Spy

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

              Lol, Soy

            3. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Mount I think

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

            Bench Tielmans or Cantwell?

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

              Cants

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              C

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

              Cantwell by a little

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

              Thanks lads

          18. mash
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bottomed (cheers to the responder last page!)

            Ryan
            TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
            Mane KDB Martial Maddison Mount
            Vardy Jiminez

            Button Tomori Rico Abraham*
            2FT, 0 in the bank

            Want to do Abraham, Mount and Martial for Mousset, Alli and Zaha over this gameweek and the next. Which one to do for today?

            A) Martial to Zaha
            B) Abraham to Mousset

          19. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I´m not convinced with Guiata. Should I just keep Pope

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yes, keep

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

              Keep or buy Henderson or Schmeichel.

              If you want to take short-term risks/have a wildcard, get Gazzaniga.

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

              Keeping

              ta

            4. TERIYAKI 69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I got Him set and forget up to gw 26 or so.

          20. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sold Otamendi finally this week. Have a weird feeling he might start tonight

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

              Doubt Pep wants to start 1-0 down.

            2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Probably won't score anything more than 1-2pts

            3. korbendallas82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Sellers remorse.

            4. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I'm selling once I get my ft tonight, lost 0.5 on him already, most I've ever lost on a player, hate him!

          21. JJeyy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Play Abraham or tielemans??

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Vardy

          22. subhojit123
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Guys...need a bit of help here.
            Whom should I start -
            1. Mount
            2. Kelly

            Having a feel Mount may be benched as Chelsea looked a bit tired last match.also there is a chance he may play few minutes at the end.
            What do u guys recommend?

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

              I’d still play Mount. Last chance for me.

              1. subhojit123
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yep..last chance for me too.but just fearful of the fact that he shouldn't come in the dying minutes n steal Kelly's points if palace keep a clean sheet