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Scoutcast Episode 314 – Son’s Christmas card

Son Heung-min’s (£10.0m) red card against Chelsea on Sunday is threatening to ruin Christmas for Fantasy Premier League managers. With their best-laid plans now in tatters, Joe, David and Andy look at the best replacements for the naughty Spurs midfielder.

Paul Pogba’s (£8.4m) return, Everton’s new management and Liverpool’s tricky fixture against Leicester are also discussed as they consider the best moves to make for Gameweek 19’s Boxing Day fixtures.

Top captaincy candidates are also under scrutiny and our trio look ahead to the best clean sheet prospects for the festive fixtures and beyond.

Rough with the Smooth takes in the mixed fortunes among those vying for the FPL crown this season.

Meanwhile, David takes his turn to pick a differential. With Joe and Andy’s recent selections failing to muster points, the Scoutcast can do with a top low-owned gem pick.

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  1. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Son of a gunn

  3. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What would you do with this team? 2.0 ITB, 0FT but happy to take a hit if needed.

    Ryan (Martin)
    Chilwell - Robertson - Aurier - Lundstram (Tomori)
    Salah - KDB - Maddison - Pulisic (Hayden)
    Vardy - Jiminez (Connolly)

  4. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Best captain?
    A) Salah
    B) Vardy
    C) KDB
    D) Tammy
    E) Rashford

    1. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      between C or E imo. Think City finally have hit some form and will destroy Wolves. Many also forget that Rash was very close to scoring towards the end of last match. NEW is a decent fixture after all

    2. AMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      E for me

  5. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any chance Son plays next game while Spurs appeal the sending off?

    1. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nope

  6. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Chances of Son's red getting rescinded low I assume?

    1. toca
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bellow ZERO

  7. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I captained grealish last week should i do it again??

    Guita
    Taa
    Aurier
    Lund
    Kdb
    Mo
    Alli
    Grealish
    Ings
    Vardy
    Jimi

    Thoughts do i switch to Alli?

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Look into my eyes, look into my eyes....you will captain Guita....Guitaaaaaa!

      1. toca
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It's G-U-A-I-T-A FFS!

        1. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Sory

  8. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Best move here? 1FT 2.8ITB

    A) Son > Mane
    B) Son > Salah
    C) Smth else

    Guaita
    TAA, Lund, Targett
    KDB, Son* Alli, Mount
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

    Button, Dendo, Soy, Rico

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      i think its likely son plays

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I dont think so. He intentionally lifted his leg/studs up against Rudiger. Just because he has a cute face and people think he's so innocent. When's the verdict tho?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          precisely

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

  9. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which one please on WC?
    A)Mane, Ings, Baldock/5.0
    B)Alli, Tammy, Robbo

    Already got Salah

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

  10. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I bet those Ole comments trigger a load of Pogba in transfers

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      which is?

  11. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Pope -> Guaita?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good option. Also worth looking at Ramsdale

  12. Jamb0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Start Cantwell(avl) or Maddison(LIV)?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cant

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can

    3. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cantwell

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cantwell all day long

    5. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Unanimous, thanks!

    6. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Todd

  13. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Captain ?
    A. Vardy
    B. Abraham
    C. Alli
    D. Mane
    E. Kdb

    1. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      have all of them too, and swaying towards B)

    2. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Im going B.

      Have the same players + Salah too

  14. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions here?

    Pope McGovern
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico Kelly
    Mané KDB Alli Maddison Dendoncker
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    1 FT, 0.3 ITB

  15. dandalf
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What do You think guys, save so i have 2 free transfers after boxning day, in case the spurs lads fails to deliver again?

    Henderson,

    Aurier, Kelly, Lundstram,

    Salah, Zaha, Alli, De Bruyne, Mané

    Vardy, Jimenez,

    McGover, Söyüncü, Connolly, Rico

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks good, definitely save

      1. dandalf
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate!

    2. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maybe Jimmy to Tammy 🙂

      1. dandalf
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Unfortunately only got 0.2 in the bank. Otherwise i would like that move.

        1. Phlajo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Then definitely roll the transfer

  16. The Danger Zone!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Start Douglas Luiz (NOR) or Maddison (LIV)?

    1. KINGS
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maddy

    2. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maddy definitely

    3. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maddz

    4. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Is there ever a good time to start Douglas Luiz? (insert forehead slap emoji)

  17. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Good to go?

    Henderson
    Aurier Lundstram Kelly
    Salah (c) Mane KDB Alli
    Rashford (vc) Vardy Maupay

    Ramsdale Soyuncu Rico Elneny

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes. Great team.

  18. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    A slice of advice will be welcomed here 😉

    Guaita
    TAA - Lund - Kelly
    KDB - Mane - Alli - Grealish
    Vardy - Tammy - Jimenez

    Dendo - Soyuncu - Rico

    A) Mane ➡ Salah
    B) Dendo ➡ Cantwell
    C) save FT
    ..?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Save

  19. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anychance FFS team could extended your profiles comment page to see the entire seasons comments ? (Beyond last 29 days)

    Like i could lookup comments from the first month of the season?

  20. GW19 Breakout Players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

    Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

    Have you seen something in someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lucas Moura

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I can't figure out how they'll lineup.

        I'll do you one better and say Sissoko scores a goal

    2. KINGS
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Fancy Watford Sarr and Deu

    3. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Spurs assets bounce back IMO

      Mount / Tammy duo could deliver nicely too, unlucky not to assist/score vs Spurs

      Pukki vs that Villa defence

    4. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Tammy

    5. Jamb0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The troll Pulisic will finally do something

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fingers permanently crossed

      2. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        ..an assist.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'll take that

    6. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I just got Kane and will probably cap him. He hasnt blanked more than twice this season, so really hope for a brace (why not even hatti - he likes Chriatmas hattrick 🙂

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        More than twice IN A ROW you mean?

        Id cap him if I had him but that suppose taking a -8. Not sure it’s worth it with the attacking 7 I currently have...

        Alli KDB Mané Grealish Richarlison Abraham Vardy

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes twice in a row i meant. I did it with 2FT (Son Jimmy > Kane Richa) definitely i wont do it for -8! For -4 is on the edge!

    7. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Btw if i have to choose a defender i really like Digne - especially next 2 fixtures look great - he can easily have 15+ pts in total

    8. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Salah goal, Allison assist

    9. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kane, 2 goals (one of which is a dubious penalty decision).

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Likely indeed

    10. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Raheem Sterling.

    11. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Aubameyang, Lacazette or Pépé.

      1. The Danger Zone!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You wish Arteta!
        Will Lacazette start again now?

    12. toca
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Tammy

    13. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pukki to score big!

    14. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Richarlison, I'm pretty sure I'm going to bring him in and I'm even tempted to captain him

    15. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I think Kane. He is due and with son out he will be more forward now

    16. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Digne will explode now!

    17. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pogba!

    18. Samurai Blue
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling.

    19. tricpic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Shaqiri - huge punt and I haven’t got the nerve to do it.

    20. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Time for a Callum Wilson run, I reckon.

    21. So close yet so VAR
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cantwell to haul for the second week running, producing more tears from those who'll bench him.

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I've had none of his points but enjoying his price rises to what I bought him for 🙂

    22. Feb Vertonghen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Fraser

    23. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nicolas Pepe

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Best combos on a WC:

    A: Otamendi + Maddison + Ings
    B: Webster + Grealish + Rashford

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who is Webster?

      1. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Poor man's Diff'rent Strokes.

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A with someone other then otamendi.

      After Liverpool game Leicester have some good fixtures and Ings is in great form

  22. KINGS
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Team set

    Heaton
    Aurier Lund Kelly
    Salah Alli KDB Grealish
    Kane(C) Vardy Ings

    Pope Denk Soy Rico

  23. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Someone on twitter posted this:

    https://twitter.com/ffsclouseau/status/1209234616604860416?s=19

    It's a possibility given his research, and may as well be not. Those who have Son, maybe wait a day more? May be a blessibg in disguise and if he does play, he is a genuine captain contender.

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Interesting stuff, that

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Interesting. There had to be strategic reasons for them appealing because it was never going to be overturned.

      This could be a twofold boon for non-sellers - being able to play and possibly captain him on Boxing Day, and also being able to roll a transfer to have extra flexibility to perform deeper team surgery than a straight swap with 2FTs rather than taking a hit.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yup, just keep if you have. There is no need to take a risk, more so if its for a hit.

    3. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'm holding for now but only because I have 2 free transfers.

    4. toca
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Total nonsense.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      By his own admission he doesn’t understand how the FA appeals process works ... next. 🙂

  24. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Pfuuu changed my opinion 5times - please help guys - bench 2:

    A) Kelly
    B) Pereira
    C) Cantwell
    D) Maddison

    First to 5 wins 🙂

    1. KINGS
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B for sure

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B C

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Definitely play Cantwell. Maddison could easily perform.

      I'd bench B for sure and probably A

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cant bench both defenders unfortunately - all out attack not available anymore 🙂

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Oh sorry, then BC probably.

  25. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    G2G? Any reason to take hits?

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Kelly
    Mane KDB (C) Alli Richarlison Grealish
    Vardy Rashford (V)

    Button Mousset Soyuncu Rico
    0 FT, 1.0 ITB

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks good! Certainly nothing for a hit. What was your transfer?

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Son > KDB (still haven't done though, waiting until the midnight :))

  26. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Merry Christmas, all!

    1 FT, 1.7 ITB
    Pope [Button]
    TAA - Kelly - Lund [Soy - Rico]
    Salah - KdB - Madd - Grealish [Cantwell]
    Tammy - Jimi - Vardy

    A) Rico > Digne and bench Kelly
    B) Roll the FT

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I like A) a lot to be honest. Digne will come good and i can see WHU scoring against CRY.

      Also I would probably play Cantwell for Maddison (villa defence look terrible) and looking at Nor vs Wol they were so unlucky not to win!

  27. Fero1905
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My team for gw 19

    Gazzaniga
    Lundsram kelly TAA
    Mane Kdb Alli Mount
    Abraham vardy jimenez

    Mc govern soy rico mcginn

    I have 1 FT and nothing left on money.

    My cup opponnent has kane in his frontline, i dont know if i use my Triple captain and one sound me says captain lundsram against watford 🙂

    Sorry for my english

  28. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Should I start...

    A. Kelly (WHU)
    B. Guilbert (NOR)

    ??
    Isnt Guilbert at risk of rotation with Elmo’, especially after the horror show vs Soton?
    Any Villa fan out here?

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A regardless

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Definitely A out fo those 2

  29. Theo Walcat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    salah or sterling for son?

    I have mane, and mini league rival has de bruyne, I'm 60 points behind so need to start branching out

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Salah

  30. Sonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Transfer Son out for whom?
    A. Maddison
    B. Pogba
    C. Grealish
    D. Other

    I already own Mane, Alli, and KdB and only have 10.8/1FT to use. Thanks in advance for any advice.

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'd go Grealish. Will allow Alli to Sterling/Salah if and when that becomes the smart move