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Scoutcast Episode 316 – January sales shopping ahead of Gameweek 22

Christmas is over and it’s time for some January sales shopping. With new manager bounces across the Premier League, there are plenty of cut-price player options who have a chance to do well over the second half of the campaign.

Our trio of Joe, Karam and Az consider the best players with a value now below their starting price, with Watford, Everton, Arsenal and West Ham stars among those under consideration.

Southampton’s discounted troops also come under scrutiny, as does their star striker Danny Ings, whose price has been rocketing upwards thanks to his incredible scoring run. Az is quite rightly delighted to own him, while Karam and Joe join many in the community who are wondering why they have still not acquired the former injury-prone Liverpool man.

The Reds also get an airing, with our trio’s Double Gameweek 24 plans for Klopp’s table-toppers taking centre stage. During this section of the show, they reveal very different strategies for finding the best way to tackle this next major challenge for Fantasy Premier League managers.

Elsewhere there are differentials to consider, clean sheets to mull over as well as Gameweek 22 captaincy and transfers to reveal.

Christmas is not entirely forgotten as Joe, Az and Karam look back on their good, bad and decidedly average festive run of games.

There’s also talk of a naked run through the streets of Lisbon in this packed 96-minute episode.

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366 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Who do I bench.
    A. AWB
    B. Haller.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      1FT 2.6ITB Next week: Pope -> McCarthy

      Who goes for Robertson?

      A. Rico
      B. Kelly

      Henderson
      TAA Lundstram Soy
      KdB Maddison Mane Traore
      Vardy Jimi Tammy

      Pope Cantwell Rico Kelly

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Oops, reply to top post.

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Rico......how about my one ??

    3. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      You must be joking!

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        No ??

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Tempted to go
    A Richarlison to Mahrez or
    B Rashford to Aguero ( and captain)

    for 2 weeks pre getting Mané into midfield for week 24 alongside Salah who presently have . After 2 weeks Aguero/Rashford needs to go for Ings to afford Mané

    Worth a risk as behind in ML and either a differential

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      You don’t even know it Kun will play she to lesser extent, Mahrez. Just get Mane now, both together is a differential.

  3. Madham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 4 days ago

    G2G? 1 FT to use, 0.5 ITB:

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Gomez, Lundstram
    Mane, Mahrez, Martial, Maddison
    Vardy, Rashford, Abraham

    Bench: Heaton, Rico, Aurier, Saka

  4. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Hi all! How does this sound? The best move I can do?

    2FT/1.1 ITB

    Guaita, Button
    Kelly, Kiko, Lundstram, Soy, TAA
    Mane, Alli, Richarlison, KdB, Hayden
    Ings, Jimenez, Vardy

    Alli and Kelly -> Grealish and Robbo

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Like it.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      That's one way to skin a cat. The other is Guaita down to McCarthy, Alli up to Mo and Richy down to the best you can afford with what's left.

      1. st4rty
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        There's actually many ways to skin a cat, mf.

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Let's hear your way, we've had a and b, your next, c...

  5. Amey
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Alli to Maddison or Alli to Grealish this GW ??

    Sold Grealish last GW stupidly. Should i just correct the error or get Maddison for next 3 ?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Maddison imo

      I did Alli to D Silva

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers mate.
        D Silva is enigmatic FPL asset. Boom or blast IMO. GL !
        Hope he starts for you

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Ppg is pretty high but yeah it’s a nice punt for the Villa game

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 4 days ago

            Yep

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Maddison does have some nice fixtures coming up

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks.
        Next 3 good compared to Grealish aren't they ....

    3. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Look at Sarr

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        I will. Thanks mate.
        Great interview !!

      2. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        This is the move I made this week, hope it pays off

    4. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely Maddy. Better team, in form and good fixtures

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks buddy !

  6. Yeezy FC
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Traoré
    B) Grealish
    C) Ings

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. CFC1990
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely not A. Newcastle concede more shots than any other team and I think they will have a very difficult time vs Wolves.

      B

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

    5. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I have same dilemma, though I’m not considering benching Ings. Currently starting Traore but might switch to Grealish yet, tough call.

  7. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    How to fix this defense with 1 ft and 0.5 itb?

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Aurier Rico Reid

    A Pope out and play Rico
    B Rico to Holgate
    C Aurier to Evans
    D Save and play Rico

    1. CFC1990
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Aurier to Sidibe.

      1. CFC1990
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Actually this is even better

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 4 days ago

          I’d get rid of Pope first

  8. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Would you do:

    a) Pope to Ryan/Fabianski
    b) Pukki to Ings/Jimenez and bench Soyuncu

    Been thinking about it all week and cannot decide!!

    Really appreciate your thoughts

    1FT 1.4m itb

    Pope
    Soyuncu, TAA, Van Djik, Lundstram
    Mane, Maddison, Traore, KDB
    Abraham, Vardy

    4m, Grealish, Rico, Pukki

    1. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A for me, Soy should outscored Ings and Jimi this week.

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Surely there can’t be any truth to the JLingz to Milan rumour? Has to be wishful thinking from Raiola.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      We'll have to pay them to take him 😀

  10. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Grealish is better than Maddison

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      But plays for a worse team

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        That's true but he managed to get better attacking numbers more than Maddison while playing in the worse side...
        Someone has posted this

        Jack Grealish vs. James Maddison in the PL this season:

        more final third passes (345-307)
        more possession won (112-104)
        more fouls suffered (88-61)
        more chances created (52-49)
        more dribbles completed (39-37)
        more assists (5-3)
        = goals (6)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 4 days ago

          That is incredible. He also played pretty deep Early in the season. If Villa signs a Striker this IB, he'll be a must have i guess

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      RF to Amey

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Got it 🙂
        Thanks. He is playing further up. Looks like a future transfer waiting to happen (grealish IN)

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Maddison for me.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate

  11. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Which is the better 4th mid to play, Troare or Grealish?

    1. CFC1990
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Tough. Probably Grealish

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Traora

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Grealish

    4. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks for the advice. Currently on Troare

    5. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Grealish

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers thanks mate

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          Grealish

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks

    6. Planet Head
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish

  12. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Who would you rather have from GW 24->

    A) Rashford
    B) Jimenez

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Jimenez

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Jimenez

  13. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Ings or Jimenez?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Ings,

      1. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Inga

  14. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Is it the best option?
    Connolly to DCL and save second FT

    Pope/Krul
    Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
    Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
    Vardy/Abraham/Connolly
    1ft 2.0itb

  15. JWilson3
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    2-week pick before Salah comes in - Maddison or Mahrez? Like the Mahrez move as more of an exciting punt but thinking it is unlikely he starts both Villa and Palace?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      No one knows what the heck pep is going to do

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 4 days ago

        I know.
        He'll troll us all 😀

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Nobody but Pep knows if he'll get both. So what do you do? Keep asking here for reassurance or make a decision based on your attitude to risk?

  16. cuppatea78
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Thinking of doing Alli > Richarlison

    Worth it?

    1. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I don’t think so ...

  17. Hiddenpaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Narrowed my choice down to getting
    A) Dilva or
    B) Sarr
    This week. Do we think Dilva will start or is Sarr + money safer?

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      No one knows except Pep. Go with your gut

  18. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Ryan or Fabianski?

    1. Hiddenpaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Fab short term, ryan longer

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Fab by far

    3. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Ryan.

  19. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Would you do that move ?
    Connolly to DCL and save second FT

    Pope/Krul
    Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
    Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
    Vardy/Abraham/Connolly
    2ft 2.0itb

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Abraham Connolly -> Jimenez Ings
      If money allows

  20. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    DGW team look ok?

    Fab
    TAA Soy Lundy Dunk
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish
    Vardy Rashford
    Button Ayew Cantwell Rico

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Yep

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers mate, definitely want Salah Mane over Robbo

    2. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I would be aiming for 3-4-3 personally. All the main players in there.

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Can't afford 343

        1. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 4 days ago

          You can by removing Rashford to a cheaper option.

  21. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Start two:
    A) Grealish vs MC home
    B) Kelly vs Ars home
    C) Cantwell vs MU away
    D) Rico vs Wat home

  22. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Got a benching headache for the first time this season

    Play 1 from

    A) Traore (Newcastle at home)
    B) Soyuncu (Southampon (Ings) at home)
    C) Grealish (Man City at home)

    Holgate and Calvert-Lewin are in my starting XI which feels right. Leaning towards Traore playing

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      Bench the Turk

  23. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Stupid to remove Martial before Norwich?

    Fabianski
    TAA Digne Lund
    Salah Mane KDB Martial
    Vardy Ings DCL

    (McGovern Cantwell Rico Kabasele*)

    A) Save FT
    B) Martial -> Maddison
    C) Martial -> David Silva

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

  24. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Any chance Reid gets a game or two for West Ham?

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      A very slim one.

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      nope

  25. KUN+10
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    Aguero (TC)?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't captain him.

  26. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 4 days ago

    There's so much talk about which 3 Pool players to get, but surely it depends on which two you already have right? So I was looking at double-ownership combinations in the top 10k. In each case, who would you go for in each of the following cases?

    A) Already have TAA and Robbo (7.19%). Get in Salah or Mane?
    B) Already have Mane and Robbo (9.54%). Get in TAA or Salah?
    C) Already have Salah and TAA (13.3%). Get in Mane or Robbo?
    D) Already have Mane and Salah (5.82%). Get in TAA or Robbo?
    E) Already have Salah and Robbo (1.71%). Get in TAA or Mane?
    F) Already have Mane and TAA (58.7%). Get in Salah or Robbo?

    I reckon Mane, TAA, unsure, TAA, Mane, Robbo.
    I've personally already got Salah and definitely want to get TAA so it's down to Robbo or Mane for me.

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

    Fuchs. Playing again tonight. Third game in a row. At 4.3m looking good value. Leicester defensive stats improved greatly since moving to wing backs (after the Pool rout). Also a little bit of creativity and threat. What's the likelihood of him keeping his place?

  28. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 hours ago

    Would You wildcard this team ?
    Or just use 2ft ?

    Pope/Krul
    Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
    Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
    Vardy/Abraham/DCL
    2ft 0.5itb