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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. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sick of this Mourinho "punished 5 times" rubbish that Sky keep showing clips of. Every red card player showing violent conduct is punished with a 3 match ban. Suck it up Mourinho.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He does not change ...

  2. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who's the safest captaincy choice this week?

    1. DF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Probably Vardy I'd have thought

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Salah

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      One of these 2

  3. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    funny how people neglect liverpools two uninspiring performances at the club world cup, cause had they won 5-0, 5-0, everybody would be pointing at that being evidence of their form, a 2-1 and 0-0 against a weak opposition and people say its just some random games in the middle east

    im good without liverpool assets for now

    1. Hungry Singh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Travel, conditions, proximity of fixtures, number of fans all factors.

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No you're not.

    3. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Salah looking back to his old self now. I've got triple Liverpool and can't wait

    4. Bird Raymond
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mickey Mouse cup.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Salah 7.4 PPM Mane 7.3 PPM, read it as you wish ...

  4. stepper1971
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Guys and Gals,
      My team

      Guaita
      Lund/Walker/TAA
      KDB/Mane/Cantwell/Maddison
      Ings/Tammy/Vardy

      who do I captain? currently have KDB but Vardy over the last 10 weeks has been my skipper and served me very well

    • Clickzy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Really struggling with ideas on how to use 2FT & 1.6m ITB.

      Pope (Button)

      Lundstram - Aurier - VVD (Söyüncü - Kelly)

      Alli - Mané - Maddison - KDB (Dendoncker)

      Rashford - Vardy - Ings

      Any ideas? Thanks

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

        Button to a playing keeper

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          this.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Aurier to Digne and rid of Pope

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Here are the festive motley crew - hopefully G2G - GL to everyone and have a great Xmas!

      0FT 0itb
      Guaita
      TAA, Lunds, Willems
      Mané, KDB (C), Alli, Grealish
      Tammy (vc), Vardy, Ings
      (McGovern) (Maddison, Soy, Rico)

      😀

    • Hungry Singh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Rashford > Pukki one week punt ?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Could be worth it

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        My skipper. Did that exact transfer.

      3. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Terrible idea

    • Fero1905
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mount -->>> grealish?

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yep

      • Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Rich or Abraham for the captaincy?

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Never trust Rich

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hard to trust Tammy, too.. Think Rich has a higher ceiling if he has a good day.

            But Abraham has been playing well lately, despite no returns

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Tammy.

        3. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Whoever you feel is more likely to score more points

        4. mdm
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Tammy

        5. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          rich gets a fair few YC, which makes him a poor cap option, still though he will be in the points and has great fixtures

      • in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Merry Xmas folks

        1. Clickzy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Merry Christmas sir

      • fr3d
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why the love for Mo Mane double up with those fixtures

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

          Lack of options and those fixtures are not that bad. Other than Sheffield, it should be fine

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          There will be goals there bro having both keeps you sweet!

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          After Leicester this gameweek I think both Wolves & Sheffield at home are very good fixtures.

          Both Wolves & Sheffield face Pool right after they face City and with such a short turnaround between games I think fatigue will get to them and they will concede goals.

        4. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Fixtures irrelevent

        5. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          25 million and captainable in 1 of the next 6

        6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Is there a lot of “love” for it?

          Can’t remember seeing much myself the last few days

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not a clue who to replace Clark with . I have 5m itb

        A tomkins
        B Kelly
        C targett
        D Kiko

        Thanks a lot

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          a or b

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks. Reckon Kelly is nailed for long ?

            1. kopite65
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Seems to be at minute due to injuries etc
              0.6 difference in price
              He’s played last 5
              Had 3 cs

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks

      • kopite65
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        help on this please guys
        son & jimi out to grealish & kane for a hit? cap kane
        villa & tot got decent fixtures, wolves getting tricky, city, pool. 3 decent fixtures, then gets tricky again, pool again, leic etc
        thoughts? have exact funds

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'd keep Jimmy
          Son to Alli

          1. kopite65
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            That’s my initial thought to
            Cheers

      • mdm
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Have to bench one:

        A. Grealish (NOR)
        B. Richarlison (BUR)

        Thanks!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Would bench most defenders over these if not playing 3 at the back

          1. mdm
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            It is 3 at the back

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Let your wife decide 😉

        2. yosim
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Norwich defence the worst of the 2?

          • Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            B

          • Drop the Dendoncker
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A

        3. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          TAA, Zaha, Son > Tomori, Pogba, Salah? For a -4

          Yay or nay

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

            Keep taa. Can you get cantwell and salah?

            1. Dele
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yeah I can do that

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

                That's your move

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Why selling TAA?

            1. Dele
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Need cash... and need Salah back.

              I’ve got 1.7ITB and this set up.

              Pope, Button
              Aurier, TAA, Lundstram, Chilwelll, Kelly
              Zaha, Son*, Alli, KDB, Dendoncker
              Rashford, Vardy, Tammy

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Selling TAA really messes with your team structure. I am also considering it below but not sure it is the clever move

                1. Dele
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Yeah I’m starting to steer away from that idea now. Would love Kane and Salah this week also. TAA the cash cow.

        4. yosim
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Chilwell to Digne for a hit? Already did Son to Salah, 0.5m itb

            Pope
            TAA Kelly Lund
            Salah(c) Mane Grealish Zaha
            Vardy Jimi Rashford

            Button Chilwell Baldock Dendo

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

              Hell no, look at Leicester fixtures from GW20 onwards

              1. yosim
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  fair point, thanks!

              2. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Do it next week

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Nooo for a hit

            2. iL PiStOlErO
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Best Son replacement? Use only one ft or both?

                Pope Martin
                TAA Soy Lund Guilbert Kelly
                Salah KdB Son* Grealish Dendo
                Vardy Rash Mousse

                1.5 itb, 2 ft

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

                  Cantwell

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      That can't be well.

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

                        Does that mean you canwon't get him?

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            For Dendo I could. But need Sonny replacament

                  2. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Son appeal being done by the same panel that judged on BSilva?

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      They’ve all clocked off for the year. Would love him to get the Brighton game 🙂

                  3. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Who will score more points this gw?

                    A. Salah
                    B. Grealish

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

                      A

                    2. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      A

                  4. Imrie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Suggestion on what to do with Son when team looks like this?

                    Pope (Button)
                    TAA Lundstram Aurier (soy, Rico)
                    KDB Mane Maddison Son (Cantwell)
                    Vardy Jiminez Tammy

                    I was thinking ( I have two FTs)
                    A: Son > Salah, Tammy > Martinelli or Mousset
                    B: Son > Richarlison
                    C: Son > Pogba

                  5. gelisiguzel
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    What do you think about the team?
                    GTG?
                    0.9 ITB

                    Henderson,
                    Lunds, Kelly, Aurier
                    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish
                    Abraham, Vardy, Kane(c)

                    Subs: Button, TAA, JWP, Simpson

                  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Best I can come up with... which one and why? 🙂

                    A. Son >> Pogba / Richarlison
                    B. Son+TAA >> Salah+Kelly (-4)
                    C. Save FT & play Greeny

                    Pope
                    Lundy • Aurier • TAA
                    Mané • Son* • KDB • Alli • Grealish
                    Vardy • Tammy
                    (McGov. Greeny. Soy. Rico*)

                  7. Hansel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Can have literally any mid for this GW only, before WC. Who are you backing?

                    A) Pogba
                    B) Grealish
                    C) Moura
                    D) Willian
                    E) Salah

                    1. yosim
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        gotta be Salah

                      • Dele
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        A

                      • RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        E

                      • Drop the Dendoncker
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        E

                    2. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Best son replacement here?

                      A. Grealish. And get Salah next gw.
                      B. Salah for a hit
                      C. Any others worth considering?

                      Kdb son Alli Richarlison dendo
                      Vardy Tammy rashford

                      1. yosim
                          2 months, 2 days ago

                          A

                        • Five Season Wonder
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 2 days ago

                          I'm in same boat as you.

                          I'm seriously considering holding this GW.

                      2. Five Season Wonder
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        How'd you rate this team?

                        1FT (0.7m off Salah)
                        Thinking of holding Son this forthcoming GW as I have Todd Cantwell to come in. - Then bring Salah in GW20

                        Give me this;

                        Pope
                        Aurier - Lundstram - Kelly
                        Mane - KDB(c) - Dele - Cantwell
                        Vardy - Tammy - Ings
                        --
                        Butters; Soy, Sonny(sus), Rico(sus)

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

                          Time for a hot rum toddy!

                          1. Five Season Wonder
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            ha

                      3. Perthite
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        A: use wildcard this GW
                        B: wait and use before Saturday

                        1. Iceball
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 2 days ago

                          Depends on team but if Son only problem then wait. Im waiting at least but I guess not much will change so you might do it now

                      4. ADucksBehind
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Benching headache here!

                        Guaita

                        Lundstram Soyuncu TAA

                        Mane KDB Lucas Madison

                        Vardy Tammy Rashford

                        Kelly Cantwell the viable benchers

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

                          Play Todd

                      5. Bury94
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Gotta bench one this week, Maddison or Jimenez?

                        1. ADucksBehind
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 2 days ago

                          Madison.

                        2. yosim
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            wouldn't bench Jimi, Wolves always seem to do well v city

                          • RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            Madd

                          • Bury94
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            Cheers guys

                        3. DannyDrinkVodka
                            2 months, 2 days ago

                            Didn’t Norwich lose the reverse fixture 1-5 at home? Why is there suddenly such a tidal wave of affection for Cantwell? Is he even nailed to start on Boxing Day? I have him, but am struggling to start him over Maddison (who is nailed and playing at home against a weary Liverpool defence.......

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

                              They may well lose but that doesnt mean the Todd misses out on fpl points.

                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  2 months, 2 days ago

                                  Percentage chance that Cantwell starts?

                            2. RamaJama
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 2 days ago

                              Who do you get as Son replacement?

                              A) Salah
                              B) KDB

                              1. ADucksBehind
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                KDB

                              2. Original Pirate Material
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 2 days ago

                                I went Salah.