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Scoutcast Episode 317 – Is the Vardy party over?

With one blank, two no-shows and a mere assist over the last four Gameweeks, Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) is not looking in the best of form of late.

Coupled with his zero shots against Southampton last time out, some in the community are considering ditching the Leicester City man to make room for Liverpool assets ahead of an enticing Double Gameweek 24.

Joe is joined by FPL Family’s Sam and Lee to discuss the sacrifices that will be needed to maximise the upcoming favourable fixture run for the Reds.

Could even the incredibly consistent Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) make way for the likes of Sadio Mane (£12.4m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.3m)? One of our trio is certainly considering this bold play.

True to form, though, Joe believes he has a dullard solution to keeping all his current gems and maxing out on Liverpool.

Elsewhere, the bargains among Southampton and Watford’s troops are looking too good to ignore. This is especially the case regarding Saints’ star striker Danny Ings (£6.8m). Meanwhile, there’s less love for the West Midlands teams with Wolves and Aston Villa players among those likely to depart our trio’s line-ups.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) takes centre-stage in our Rough with the Smooth round-up of the community’s Gameweek 22. Joe takes his turn to pick a differential, there are clean sheets to consider and this episode wraps up with the Scoutcasters’ transfer and captaincy plans for the Gameweek 23 fixtures.

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  1. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Very keen to have 3 Liv players along with Martial, Alli and ideally triple Leicester for dgw 24.
    Will appreciate your advice on the below:

    1) gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
    2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO
    gw25: Alli-> Martial
    gw26: Maddison Firmino-> Salah Ayew for -4 (and rotate Ayew with Fleck)
    3) Rico Jimenez-> VVD Maupay for free
    4) Rico Alli -> GOMEZ Martial for free
    5) Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

    Currently squad:
    McCarthy
    Taa- Soy- Lundstram
    Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
    Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

    Grealish Rico Kelly

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rico + Alli -> Robbo + cheaper mid

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Gomez could give you trouble once Matip Lovrem return

  2. Banda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What's the best place to get early team news? Especially before the deadline for the early kickoff.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nothing reliable at the minute

    2. Banda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I mean closer to the deadline....any particular Twitter accounts for early team news?

  3. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    On wildcard. Ings and KDB or Abraham and Son? Pretty far behind but i feel like i should play safe anyway?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both are good options. Abe + Son wild

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      First

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A, try get son though

    4. Impartial Bystander
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ings & KDB

        Spurs form is worrying

      • andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ings for sure ahead of Abraham

        As for the other than KDB is the obvious pick but Son could be a nice differential. Low ownership, Norwich and Villa to come in next 4.

      • baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ings and KdB now, then KdB to Son.

    5. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Play Cantwell or DCL?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        D C Goal

      2. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL

      3. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cantwell

    6. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bench one please:
      a)Gomez
      b)Aurier
      c)Rico

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you've got Mane and TAA, who would you add to complete the trio: Salah (+Traore) or Firmino (+Martial)? (For DGW 24)

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        For Salah does it have to be Traore? And is it just for DGW?

    8. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which transfers for GW24:

      McCarthy Button
      Trent Lundstram Soyuncu Aurier Rico
      KdB Mane Grealish Martial Cantwell
      Vardy Ings Maupay

      A) Grealish & Rico >> Son & VVD (-4)
      B) Grealish & Soyuncu >> Son & Robertson (-4)
      C) Martial & Rico >> Son & Robertson (-4)
      D) Martial > Salah (free)
      E) Grealish & Rico >> Salah & Masuaku (-4)
      F) Grealish & Soyuncu >> Salah & J.Ward (-4)

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        E

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        D

      3. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A looks good. You will get 3 Liv and Son for a juicy fixture

    9. In ole we trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      So iv 6.2 for a midfielder any ideas?, my midfield currently is

      Salah, Kdb, Richarlison, dendoncker

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sarr or Doucoure

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Agree with Miguel Sánchez

      3. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Trossard

      4. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Didnt watford just sign a winger? Worry about places no?

        Sarr definitely looks too good to drop atm though

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm not worried, it's probably some dodgy way to move money between the clubs.

      5. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Would probably go Sarr too.

        Trossard if you want a bit of a punt - playing Bournemouth and Villa in next 2 - doesn't get much better than playing those 2 teams for attacking returns right now

    10. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What do Pool fans think about Gomez place.
      Is it his place to lose, will he be rotated?
      When are Matip and Lovren back?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Matip back in training. Lovren still not back. Personally think it is Gomez's place to lose now and Matip will only be used in the Cup.

      2. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not a Liverpool fan but you'd have to think there's more chance of rotation when they're back (goes without saying I suppose).

        That being said, why would Klopp alter things at the moment? He can't have not noticed 6 clean sheets in a row, and Gomez has certainly helped with that.

      3. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        There's a good chance Klopp keeps him in the team. He has struggled to find form over the last few months and also it coincides with Liverpool's clean sheet run.
        Maybe Klopp leaves him in the team for the epl and Matip plays cup and ucl.

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        in form he is better than both, and Klopp knows that. Lovren is on his way out and Matip usually takes a while to gain form. Would be strange to bench him, and previously Klopp sticks with the one that plays, Gomez last season played until he gets injured, Matip played until he get injured. Thing is with Gomez is that you get pace on that side of defence and with TAA being so further forward he covers that area better than Matip. Matip is just better with the ball, understands the game better, but not by much and he is significantly slower. Matip and possibly Lovren will get FA cup and then they will slowly get eased into it by coming in for some minutes. Gomez will injure himself some day. I´m riding out some weeks then i might just change to VVD in 26 or 27.

    11. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Henderson
      TAA - Dunk - Soy
      Salah - Mane - KDB - Cantwell
      Vardy - Ings - Maupay

      (4.0 - Grealish - Lundy - Rico)
      0.7m

      Already did Jimenez to Ings with my FT for this week.

      What moves would you consider for GW24 with this team?
      Just realised deadline is on Tuesday and not next weekend.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kdb to Son is my plan.

    12. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      So where’s Ings biscuit legs getting a rest?

      Wolves home - Saturday 18th
      Crystal Palace away - Tuesday 21st
      Spurs home FA Cup - Saturday 25th

      3 games in 7 days, he wont start them all, no doubt owners will say he’ll get a rest in the FA Cup but it could realistically come against Palace.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Owner. Spurs

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Prob starts all three but minutes managed throughout

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Tottenham if any

      4. Reinhold
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Their priority is staying in the PL. Might hope for a Shane Long masterclass against Spurs

      5. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Maybe the Palace game, could be Spurs though.

        Hard to say really. One thing to remember is Hassenhutl was pretty open about giving him a rest over Christmas and basically told us when it will be.

        He may do that again...

      6. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It the first one anyway.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not the first one...

    13. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maddison to Mahrez (I have Vardy still) for free?

      Gives me mid of

      Mane Salah KDB Mahrez

    14. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      GTG? If not what transfers would you make?

      Guiata

      Sidibe Taa Soyuncu

      Kdb salah mane Richarlison cantwell (C)

      Ings vardy

      Bench:Button,Lundstram,Hanley,Greenwood

      0 ITB 1 FT

      Thanks!

    15. Reinhold
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would love some help with this guys!

      I'm in the rut, with the Fabianski and Martin double up. Now Kolasinac got injured too, so don't want to burn a trannie on a GK. But do I have to? Playing without one is just horrid obviously

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Could just take a hit and get it over and done with...

        Depends whether Randolph comes straight in though - if he doesn't you might get away with Martin for one more week

        Do you not have a defender that can cover Kolasinac?

    16. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Ramsdale to McCarthy
      B) Sterling to Salah
      C) Save transfer

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Squad is looking pretty weak....

        Ramsdale Button
        TAA Sidibe Aurier Rico Kelly
        Mane Sterling KDB Maddison Grealish
        Vardy Ayew Greenwood

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          That’s wildcard territory imo

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Agreed but really don't want to waste it.....would rather use to benefit from doubles/blanks

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              You can take -12 or -16 then with the expected points gain if you wc now imo.

              1. chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Is it really that bad?

            2. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              You can't even consider saving, you have to take hits at least.

        2. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A this week
          B next.

          That front 3 is a sight for sore eyes though.

        3. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I’d WC that

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Who do you think I need to get or get rid of?

    17. T.Henry14
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I definitely decide to go with TAA-Salah-Mane for period between GW24 and GW29 or maybe GW31.
      doubleGW, SOU, nor, WHU, wat, BOU (eve, CRY).

      I must rotate 4th and 5th midfielders (Fleck and Cantwell) and use two formations, 3-4-3 and 4-3-3, but I think it will pay off.

      After all, I have a wildcard If I mess up something bad.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I agree....don't understand why people are planning on taking out one of Mane/Salah after the double!!

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          If they fail to perform in double, 25m for them is just too much for inconsistent performance.

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Which one has been inconsistent? Neither imo. Their fixtures are way better than Man City and I don't see any other expensive players that warrant the investment atm

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Salah: 3, 3, 10, 6

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                And two previous?!? 😉

                1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  4 games are enough for for frustration 😛

          2. T.Henry14
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I think it's worth the "gamble".
            Nothing is certain.

        2. T.Henry14
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          likewise, I don't see what an premium player I would miss.

          With TAA-Salah-Mane, I can fit KDB, Rashford and Vardy as well.

          Maybe some Tottenham's asset, but the way they play doesn't promise much goals.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Son?

    18. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      All set for the weekend?

      McCarthy
      TAA Lundstram Webster
      Salah Mane Richarlison Cantwell
      Aguero(C) Vardy DCL

      Fabianski Neto Holgate Hanley

      Perhaps thinking Hanley > Williams but rumours that sure hasn’t been fully fit hence not playing...?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sure=Shaw Ahahah long day chaps

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Save FT and maybe Holgate over Lundstram

      3. TB303
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Great team !!!!

    19. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think it's hilarious how many people are considering Salah for captain or TC in GW24. Do you know how many away goals he's scored this season?

      1...… and that was against a terrible Bournmouth side.

      I hope he gets the most captained. I really do

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        So mane then?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He is due

    20. Adambailey7
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What do you reckon:

      Ryan
      TAA, VVD, Soyuncu
      KDB, Mane, Grealish, Cantwell
      Abraham, Vardy, Rashford

      Bench: button, traore, lundstram, williams

      Unsure whether to play Cantwell or Traore this weekend?

    21. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Save this week, gw 24 moves

      A. Son, Rash ----- Salah, Ings
      B. Abraham, Rico, Traore --- Ings, Vvd, Hayden -4

      Pope, Martin
      Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly, Rico
      Mane, Son, Kdb, Traore, Dendoker
      Abraham, Rashford, Vardy

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Rashford to Ings this GW

        Abraham & Traore -> Salah & whoever you can afford next GW

        1. Lignja
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          that leave me 3.4m for striker, not posable

    22. TB303
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is this worth -4 to get Ings B4 price rise?

      Ayew -> Ings
      Traore-> hayden

      1. TB303
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ...can’t afford it after price rise

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes

    23. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1. Son & Robertson (-4)
      2. Salah & Rico

      Back 5 is:

      Trent Lundstram Soyuncu Aurier Rico

      1. TB303
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Tricky
        I think Salah is going to start hitting form hard to ignore him

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        2

      3. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1

    24. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I already have triple Liverpool (Salah, Mane and TAA) along with Vardy, Ings and KDB.

      Thinking of moving Jimenez to Rashford (playing Burnley H) and Maddison to Decoure (playing Villa away) for -4 in GW24.

      Worth it?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes

    25. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is Kdb to Son worth it in GW24?

      Kdb faces 6 top teams in the next 8 after gw24, whereas Son faces Norwich, Villa, burnley and west ham during this time

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kdb will also most likely have a blank GW due to Carabao cup final

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes for me. But I am probably minority

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Imho yes. The only worries are Kane back and Jose.

    26. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Seems like Scout currently have a policy of bringing Youtubers onto their team of pundits. While Hub seem to be signing up people with a very good history.

      Be interesting to see who comes out on top in the future. Those who talk a good game, or those who can play one.

    27. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is everyone playing TC chip week 24 on Pool players?

      Any better weeks announced??

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm not, if Leicester make Carabao cup final, they could face Villa and norwich in same GW.. Vardy (TC)

    28. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I dont have Mane. Is he a mist having in mind all the triple captain chip and he being close to 200% ownership? I would have Robbo instead. Please advise

    29. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would you bring in Cantwell on order to bench Martial?

      Also will Cantwell have a blank? When we will know that?

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No, maybe Declan Rice?

    30. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Got to love Tyson Fury, spanking the monkey 7 times a day in prep for the Wilder rematch! He's not going to see a thing as Deontay dismantles him.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Deontay couldn’t dismantle a box of Lego.

        Fury to win easily.

    31. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      stuck with what to do with 2fts and 1.9m

      Ryan
      Taa • Lundy • Aurier --- Rico Zabaleta
      Grealish • Salah • KDB • Martial -- Stephens
      Vardy • Rash • Ings

      A: Initial plan was to do Aurier >> Robbo (MUN) but not keen on it this gw. Also not keen on an attacking utd double up at anfield
      B: Martial >> Fanderson...and then Aurier >> Robbo next gw
      C: Martial >> Mahrez...and then do Rashford >> Firmino next gw
      D: Rashford >> DCL and then do Martial >> Mane next gw

      1. cigan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I like D and B (with Sarr instead of Anderson)