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Scoutcast Episode 311 – Rashford, whipping boys and the wealth of cheap defenders in FPL

There is a nostalgic theme to this week’s episode, with Joe joined by fellow seasoned Scoutcasters Andy and Az.

Meanwhile, Joe’s ‘nostalgia pick’ of Harry Kane also comes under deserved scrutiny, especially as other strikers, most notably Marcus Rashford, are looking far more appealing.

Our trio consider the merits of drafting in the Manchester United talisman, even before a derby clash this weekend in Gameweek 16. They also reveal their favoured front three going into the festive fixtures.

Formation comes under the spotlight in their lively discussion about how the wealth of cheap defenders this season have altered the thinking of Fantasy Premier League managers.

Whipping boys are also looked at as the Scoutcast crew consider the defenders to avoid, while Az also reveals the best teams for clean sheets over the next six Gameweeks.

Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy takes his turn choosing a differential after recent successes for Az’s Alli selection two weeks ago and Sam’s James Ward-Prowse punt last time out.

Elsewhere, chess champion Magnus Carlsen (and number nine in the FPL world rankings) is the star of Gameweek 15’s ‘Rough with the Smooth’ round-up of your latest scores.

This retro-charged episode also reveals Joe, Andy and Az’s strategies for Gameweek 16, including their transfer and captaincy plans.

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370 Comments Post a Comment
  1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lads, lads, lads and everybody!
    Struggling here!

    Ryan
    Soy Lund Robbo Rico
    Mane (c) Son KDB Pulisic
    Vardy Jimmy

    Button Janmaat Dend Greenwood
    3.2 in the bank.
    1. Pulisic to Alli and captain
    2. Dendoncker to Maddison and play 3-5-2
    3. Janmaat to TAA

    Still got my WC so maybe just use it to tidy a few bits up?

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      2.

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      3 by a mile, other options are laughable

    3. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      3 is not good due to

      A) Liverpool Blank (do you want to bench 3 Liverpool players?)
      B) 7.3M is expensive considering lack of clean sheets

      1 Be patient, Pulisic is van awesome buy. He may not be firing for the last 3 weeks, but the stats say he has been quite unlucky

      2 I like this move! 🙂

  2. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Why did Martial fall? Last I checked he was around -60 something. These price falls and rises are so weird this year imo.

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Injury concerns

      1. CFC1990
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I am probs selling but scared he will do well again after the City fixture where he will probably be benched.

  3. BNMC
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Just curious, how close are the rankings?
    I'm on 811 points and 831k OR.

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm on 903 points and a ranking of 25k well 12 under

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      828 pts, 534k rank.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      812pts, 810k rank

      1. Free Hat
        1 month, 13 days ago

        846pts _ 306k

    4. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 13 days ago

      863 - 169k

    5. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      840 370k

      1. jamie1972
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        885 & at 64k

        It's tighter than a nuns chuff

        1. Pinky and De Bruyne
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          hahahha

  4. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    With Joel Ward out for rest of year, is Kelly nailed on?

    Anyone else who could play at right back and replace Kelly?.

  5. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Everton have approached Mauricio Pochetinno as a candidate for their vacant managerial position.
    I mean, you've got to appreciate the sheer audacity. But fair play, you don't ask you don't get, worst thing he says is no.

    1. CFC1990
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good club Everton but i think Pochetinno will be at a massive club

  6. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pope
    Trent Soy Dunk
    Mane Sterling Mount Zaha
    Jimi Vardy (c) Ings
    (Button. Cantwel Lunds Tomori)

    Good to go? One free transfer and 1.6ITB

  7. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Draft opponent has Spurs Def, so i pick up Vert to cancel him out or go with Willems (New) ?

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I checked out Willems for this week as well, but they only have 2 CS so far, so not sure anymore if I want him.

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        More about his attacking threat and his fixtures can give at least 2 returns

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Ah I see, yeah that might be a good shout, they are often dependent on him and Maximin to create something.

    2. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Newcastle kept a CS against SHU mostly due to poor finishing and a good Dubravka, wasn't really down to a good defensive match from Newcastle.

  8. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone with a WC left, when are you planning to use please?

  9. Free Hat
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A Smith, S Cooke and King still out vs Liv.

    Time for a Liv pool clean sheet and Taa/Robbo haul...?

  10. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I guess Tomori and Martial to Alli and Kelly.

    Will downgrade one of my front 8 after the black GW18 for Liverpool/ Will bench Mount this week if i do those moves.

    Thoughts please?

    Pope,
    TAA, Soyunchu, Lundstram
    Mount, Son, Mane, Maddison
    Abraham, Vardy, Jimenez

    4m, Martial, Tomori, Rico

    2FT's 0.4m itb

  11. BNMC
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So many popular players playing away from home this week - does that make Son a potentially better captaincy option?

  12. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Worth captain kane over vardy?

    1. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nope, playing deep

  13. ox95
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pope
    TAA-Soyuncu-lundy
    maddison-KDB-Mane-Pulisic
    Abraham-Vardy-Rashford

    Bench
    Button-Tomori-Cantwell-Lowton

    2 free transfers, £0.4 in the bank, any recommendations?