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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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550 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      He does not change ...

  2. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Who's the safest captaincy choice this week?

    1. DF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Probably Vardy I'd have thought

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Salah

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      One of these 2

  3. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      No you're not.

    3. Ason Willa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Mickey Mouse cup.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

  4. stepper1971
    2 months, 17 hours 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

  5. Clickzy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Button to a playing keeper

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 hours ago

        this.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Aurier to Digne and rid of Pope

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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)

    😀

  7. Hungry Singh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Rashford > Pukki one week punt ?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Could be worth it

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      My skipper. Did that exact transfer.

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Terrible idea

  8. Fero1905
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Mount -->>> grealish?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Yep

  9. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Rich or Abraham for the captaincy?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Never trust Rich

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Tammy.

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Whoever you feel is more likely to score more points

    4. mdm
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Tammy

    5. fgdu
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours 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

  10. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Merry Xmas folks

    1. Clickzy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Merry Christmas sir

  11. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Why the love for Mo Mane double up with those fixtures

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Fixtures irrelevent

    5. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      25 million and captainable in 1 of the next 6

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Is there a lot of “love” for it?

      Can’t remember seeing much myself the last few days

  12. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      a or b

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Thanks. Reckon Kelly is nailed for long ?

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

            Thanks

  13. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      I'd keep Jimmy
      Son to Alli

      1. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        That’s my initial thought to
        Cheers

  14. mdm
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Have to bench one:

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

    Thanks!

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

      1. mdm
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        It is 3 at the back

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Let your wife decide 😉

    2. yosim
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Norwich defence the worst of the 2?

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      B

    4. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

  15. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

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

    Yay or nay

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Keep taa. Can you get cantwell and salah?

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Yeah I can do that

        1. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          That's your move

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Why selling TAA?

      1. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

  16. yosim
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Hell no, look at Leicester fixtures from GW20 onwards

      1. yosim
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        fair point, thanks!

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Do it next week

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Nooo for a hit

  17. iL PiStOlErO
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Cantwell

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        That can't be well.

        1. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 hours ago

          Does that mean you canwon't get him?

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            2 months, 17 hours ago

            For Dendo I could. But need Sonny replacament

  18. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours ago

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

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

  19. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Who will score more points this gw?

    A. Salah
    B. Grealish

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

  20. Imrie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 hours 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

  21. gelisiguzel
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 hours 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

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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*)

  23. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      gotta be Salah

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      A

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      E

    4. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      E

  24. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I'm in same boat as you.

      I'm seriously considering holding this GW.

  25. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Time for a hot rum toddy!

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        ha

  26. Perthite
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

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

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 hours 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

  27. ADucksBehind
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

      Play Todd

  28. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Gotta bench one this week, Maddison or Jimenez?

    1. ADucksBehind
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Madison.

    2. yosim
      2 months, 17 hours ago

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

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Madd

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      Cheers guys

  29. DannyDrinkVodka
    2 months, 17 hours 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, 17 hours ago

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

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        2 months, 17 hours ago

        Percentage chance that Cantwell starts?

  30. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 hours ago

    Who do you get as Son replacement?

    A) Salah
    B) KDB

    1. ADucksBehind
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      KDB

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 hours ago

      I went Salah.