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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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  1. The Rumour Mill
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Great to see a bumper length scoutcast, brings back memories of the ones chaired by Mr Suthens which used to frequently approach the 2 hour mark! Gives more chance for interesting debate and content 😀

  2. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Injury blow for Manchester United's opponents as Harry Maguire is ruled out of the upcoming games with a muscle tear.

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He will be missed

    2. Sicaholic
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not too sure bout that when you have Jones waiting in the wings

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe I Should I play Cantwell against them .

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is this controversial: Grealish > Maddison?

    The attack line up will be:
    Salah KDB [VC] Martial Maddison Traore
    Vardy [C] Rashford

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Downgrade if anything, imo.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is it?

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Depends on your thoughts on how to triple Liverpool. In itself it's good.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Plan is Rashford > Ings and Aurier > Robbo to have Salah Robbo TAA GW24

  4. Sloane426
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have Mane + TAA currently
      (A) Robertson + De Bruyne
      (B) 5.2m Def + Salah.

      1. Sicaholic
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A. Liv attacking double up is good but I wouldn't sell kdb.

        1. Sicaholic
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Unless you don't have value in kdb, then I suppose it's ok to let him go. Since manc fixtures aren't that great gw24 onwards

      2. payetisgod
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        After a 19 point haul against arsenal I will never be getting rid of KDB again regardless of the colour of the fixture ticker! A in that case!

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Arsenal were dog at that time, regardless of their colour on FDR or the ticker!

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A

    • Sicaholic
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      2 FT, what to do?
      Ramsdale
      TAA Soyuncu Lunds
      KDB Mane Salah Martial
      Tammy Vardy Maupay
      Bench: McGovern Cantwell Webster Simpson

      Also, should I start cantwell over maupay?
      0.0m itb

    • Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/01/08/harry-maguire-faces-sustained-spell-sideline-injury-confirmed/

      Was Ole downplaying Maguire's injury? It wouldn't be the first time after Martial earlier in the season. As much as Maguire has been a disappointment, he's still much better than Jones and if Jones starts at Anfield in GW23 it could be an absolute bloodbath and might make me accelerate my DGW plans.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think Bailly is fit now? A lot of United fans rate him (or used to)

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He's returned to training but was out for a long time, not sure when he'll be ready to start, also he's rubbish too unfortunately.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Doesn't look good then. Upcoming fixtures include Wolves x2, Liverpool, City x2, Chelsea, Everton and Spurs

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He's brilliant IMO, but has one/two erratic moments per match ... 😀

            1. GloryManUnited
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              You've lost the plot

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm captaining Mane or Salah in GW23 if Jones is starting against them.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Can't work myself doing that 🙁
          Although i guess that is one of the best options that GW

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sounds like a plan, I might bring Salah in a week early in that case.

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      2FT, 0.3ITB
      Pope(Button)
      Soyuncu,Sidibe,Lundstram(Willems,Rico)
      Salah,Mane,KDB,Maddison,Grealish
      Tammy,Vardy(Connolly)

      What to do?!

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pope to Fabs then use 2FT next week to downgrade Tammy in order to fund TAA.

    • Jullepuu
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Digne or Sidibe guys?

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Digne still on set pieces under Ancelotti?

          1. Jullepuu
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Not sure. Any idea where I could find that info?

              1. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Members area 😉

                1. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Damn you. Now I will google this for the next 30mins

                    1. claretparrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      For what it's worth, I'd go Sidibé anyway!

                      1. The 5% Team
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Same yea

                      2. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Ha! I found it on Rotowire.com. Seems like he is still taking some but Gylfi has more than before. Thanks I'm probably getting Sidibe

            • kyrgios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Thoughts on this team lads?

              Fabianski
              Lund TAA Soy
              Martial Salah KDB Grealish
              Vardy Jimenez Abraham

              4m Cantwell Rico Aurier

              1FT 2.5m ITB

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Very good team

                1. kyrgios
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Cheers AMEY

              2. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                3rd LFC asset plan?

            • payetisgod
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Hi all!

              Not sure what to do on the below 1FT 0ITB
              Pope/button
              Lund/VVD/Soy/Dunk/Rico
              KDB/Ali/Mane/Rich/Grealish
              Tammy/DCL/Vardy

              1) Save
              2)Downgrade Ali to either mahrez/d silva or Martial
              3) Got a plan to get Salah and TAA (removing VVD) in for the DGW which would involve me downgrading Ali at some point to fleck/cantwell - do I just get this out the way now.

              Thoughts would be appreciated.
              Thanks

            • OldBenKenobi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Crazy to go Martial(c) if chasing?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Yes
                United aren't in any good shape to trust their assets. Got Rashford myself. Will bin him after this GW

              2. DantheManinaPan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I'm considering it...

            • FPL Ultras
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              On wildcard:

              Fabianski
              Dunk | Rico | Lundstram
              Mane | Salah | KDB | Richarlison | Grealish
              Vardy | Jimenez

              Who do you believe is a MUST-HAVE player that I should bring in?

              Thank you all guys.

              1. FPL Ultras
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Is this team G2G ???
                Wildcard is active!

                1. pumpkinhead
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  I know why you did it but that defense could get beaten up

              2. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Where is TAA...and your bench players?

              3. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                What's your bench?

              4. FirMinaMiMo
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Soy & traore/cantwell
                  Maddison for Richarlison!
                  🙂 Cheers

                • Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  TAA IS BEST FPL ASSET
                  😉

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Another team I've seen which is imbalanced because of Mo Mane double up

                    1. Rhodes your boat
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      How’s mine with both mane and salah

                      Guaita button
                      Taa Lund soy rico kelly
                      Salah mane kdb moura dendo
                      Vardy jimi dcl

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Like it.
                        Moura DCL can become Grealish Ingsy too after some GW's

                        1. Rhodes your boat
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          0.2 short sadly 🙁 could be Sarr and ings though

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 18 days ago

                            It's balanced though. GL mate 🙂

                            1. Rhodes your boat
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Thanks you too Amey

                • in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Ditch Richarlison for a fodder,
                  Go 4-4-2 with TAA

              5. The Alli Way
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Would you WC out of this team?

                Pope
                TAA VVD Lundstram Rico Kelly
                KDB Alli Moura Grealish Guendouzi
                Vardy Abraham DCL

                (5.8 ITB No FT)

                1. Sailboats
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  No. Alli > Mane

                2. FirMinaMiMo
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Roll WC ...
                    Make a (-4) for moura replacement!!! Cheers!

                  • in sane in de bruyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I probably would

                  • Zladan
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Alli Guen Abraham Rico Kelly Moura VVD

                  • Zladan
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Misread as “who would you WC out..”

                3. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  How long until Ole gets sacked?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I hope Glazer's sell the club
                    They are the main reason for our downfall !

                    1. in sane in de bruyne
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      For sure but I don't believe that is close to happening?

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Yep.
                        I'm not a Glory hunter. Don't want club to be going to a Oil rich guy & buy Neymar/Mbappe and win PL for fun.
                        Will follow the club till I'm alive. But, the Glazers are ruining it. Think it's pretty close. Our market value will fall huge after this season i guess. Hopefully that triggers something

                  2. pumpkinhead
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    I think they'll give him this transfer window. The team is trash lets be honest.

                    1. FirMinaMiMo
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Jesse has to go 🙂 !

                      • in sane in de bruyne
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        They are idiots if they let him buy players and then sack him after.

                        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Do you think they would just let him buy who he wants even if he was to carry on?...I don’t....

                          1. in sane in de bruyne
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 18 days ago

                            That's what I'm saying

                        2. pumpkinhead
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Exactly. They'll give him this transfer window and then ride it out till the end of the year.

                    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      I think his time is over regardless of date. His demeanour says it all...he looks for all the world like somebody who knows his time is up.

                  3. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    2 days left to enter...

                    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/01/03/last-chance-to-enter-the-last-man-standing-competition-3/

                    Roughly 1000 in with a chance of winning.

                  4. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Deeney scored twice at Bournemouth last season and has good fixtures for anyone considering a striker downgrade and doesn't fancy DCL or Maupay.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Deulo is also a seasoned flat track bully and those next 3 Watford fixtures are all against struggling teams too

                  5. Salt'N'Pepe
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Any worth a hit, used my 2 FT

                    Alli + Kane -> Maddison + Vardy

                    GW22 Team:

                    Ryan
                    Dunk TAA Lundstram
                    Martial Maddison Traore KDB
                    Rashford Vardy Jiminez

                    Button Grealish Aurier Kelly

                    Could do Aurier -> Robertson (-4) in preparation for GW24

                    1. FirMinaMiMo
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Double worth! 🙂

                      • Rhodes your boat
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Nope rest is gtg, who you captaining

                        1. Salt'N'Pepe
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Vardy probably

                    2. Rhodes your boat
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Gtg all? 0ft 0.0itb

                      Guaita
                      Taa soy Lund
                      Salah mane kdb moura
                      Vardy(c) jimi dcl

                      Button Rico kelly dendo

                      1. Salt'N'Pepe
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Looks very good, especially for GW24 onwards

                        1. Rhodes your boat
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Thanks mate, looking to move moura and Rico mainly, potentially downgrades to allow dcl to ings 24/25 onwards

                    3. Do I Not Like Orange
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Really hoping to see some minutes for Vardy tonight to provide reassurance for the weekend. Don't have a bench worthy of the name so not sure I could afford to hold through another no-show.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Hopefully starts - but even coming on around 60 minutes mark would be fine

                    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Pope Heaton
                      TAA Lord Soyuncu Kelly Rico
                      Salah KDB Alli Maddison Grealish
                      Vardy Rashford Maupay
                      0.6 ITB, 2FT

                      Proposed transfers:
                      1) Alli --> Mane
                      2) Rashford --> Calvert-Lewin
                      3) Heaton --> McCarthy

                      Plan A:
                      Transfers 1 and 2 this week, 3 next week.

                      Plan B:
                      Alli --> David Silva or Mahrez this week, Transfers 2 and 3 next week, Transfer 1 in GW24

                      Plan C:
                      Alli --> David Silva or Mahrez and Transfer 3 this week, Transfers 1 and 2 next week for a hit, something else GW24

                      Help please? Thanks

                      1. wulfranian
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        c

                      2. DantheManinaPan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I'd reverse plan A personally.

                        3 this week, 1&2 next week.

                    5. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      best duo offering bang for you buck:

                      A) Sarr and McCarthy
                      B) Traore and Fab

                      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        A

                    6. Zico Senna
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Not seeing many Mane/Salah captaincies for this weekend?

                      Really feel that Vardy may struggle after his mini break, new kid and then a small injury, usually players need a game to sink back into things?

                      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Yeah...but that baby celebration thing...it’s a biggie...

                        1. Zico Senna
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          I know hehe, just feels a tad anti-climactic now though for the celebration with his break

                          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 18 days ago

                            Can celebrate his birthday instead then

                            1. Zico Senna
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 18 days ago

                              Oh is it his b’day? Interesting...

                        2. Zico Senna
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          See how he looks if he plays tonight i guess, but Saints will be tight i imagine

                    7. Life is a Fantasy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Digne or Sidibe? Price not an issue.

                      1. CroatianHammer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Sidibe...

                      2. Klein
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Sidibe

                      3. GARY AND JAMIE
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Digne if price not an issue. Set pieces, more nailed, has scored well in past

                    8. Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Martial -> Mane or keep for one more week?

                      1. CroatianHammer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Keep a week at least. Oddly this is a move I'm looking at too 🙂 Just need to downgrade Tammy on Friday for Maupay (probably)

                      2. OldBenKenobi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        I’d keep

                      3. jonnybhoy
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        Keep

                    9. dshv
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Choose one:

                      1. Alli to salah
                      2. Rico to Taa

                      (Mane owner)

                      1. OldBenKenobi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        1

                    10. jonnybhoy
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Which one

                      A) DCL + Cantwell
                      B) Greenwood + Grealish

                    11. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      On Perez watch tonight. Feel he is about to hit a points run...

                    12. Goro Majima
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      How's this looking for GW24? Attack too weak and go Robbo instead?

                      Ryan
                      Taa Soy Lund Rico Kelly
                      Mane Salah KDB Maddison Cantwell
                      Vardy Delofeu Ayew

                    13. My heart goes Salalalalah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 18 days ago

                      Anything worth a hit here? 5.8itb for Zaha to Salah next week

                      Pope
                      Soy Lundstram TAA
                      KdB Zaha Mané Grealish
                      Tammy (V)ardy DCL
                      Button Dunk Dendonck Kelly

                      1. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        No hit

                        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 18 days ago

                          Cheers

                    14. iL PiStOlErO
                        1 month, 18 days ago

                        People with Spurs assets what are you doing with them? Keep or sell? I will watch next game closely cause I actually want to transfer Son in, now when Kane is out he should play up front, just the form of the team bugs me. Also do you guys think Spurs will make some major transfer now in January (Kane, Ndombele injured, Mou moUning etc..)?