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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. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Ryan McCarthy Soyuncu Maddison
    B) Schmeichel Henderson Williams Richarlison

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

      B

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What's going on with 4 keepers

      1. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It's 2 v 2? I don't understand your question?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Why do you need to spend so much in keepers that's my question.

          Anyways I go for B

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Because they rotate perfectly until the end of the season and I'm on my WC. So I don't need to worry about them.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I see.
              Not a fan of rotating keepers at all.
              Its mostly down to luck.
              Foster with the horrible Watford team for 15 weeks was on the top of points.

              Having schmeichel and hendo is 11.3 if I am not mistaken.

              You'll need the money elsewhere later on.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hendo is under 5.

                1. The Royal Robin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  What is your take on this poll Torres?

                  Schmeichel & Hendo might be slightly overkill but it makes my defensive dynamic better.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Don't know how often you'd play the defenders.

    3. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A until williams is nailed

  2. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best striker upto 5.0m ?

    A. Ayew
    B. Greenwood
    C. Martinelli
    D. Mousset

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

      A for starting, B for bench.

      1. Reiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ayew

    3. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ayew, if you need a starter

  3. Reiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Maddison + Vardy >> Grealish + Aguero... Yes or no?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Did grealish and Aguero out last week!!!

      Joe mentioned it on the scoutcast as well!

      So no!

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nope. Maddy out yes

  4. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone know the chances of Man City getting a DGW before GW28. Here's my logic but please correct me as it's basic research at best.

    Assuming Man City see off Utd in cup then this will happen between GW24-25.

    GW28 fixture of Man City v Arsenal is postponed for the final.

    Here's the possible reschedule midweek dates:

    GW25 - too soon to fit it in with fans / logistics etc.
    GW26 - spread over 'winter break' but Man City are off one week and Arsenal are off the next, so a midweek game would surely infringe on both their breaks, or at the very least one of them.

    In between GW26-27-28 Arsenal play Europa over these two midweeks.

    The reason I ask is I am tempted to get rid of KdB for Mane next week but it is conditional on KdB not getting a lovely DGW of WHU, ARS on 9/2 and 12/2, i.e. GW26!

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Absolutely no chance

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

      Wait until it is announced, find another way of getting 3x Scouse than losing kdb. Then increase City coverage when announced.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    An energy sapping 120 minutes here would be ideal for FPL.

  6. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which is better for GW24?
    A. Robbo + Grealish + Alli
    B. Aurier + Salah + Noble

    (Have Mane & TAA)

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Give us a C please

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Mane 😉

    2. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A with richarlison instead of alli

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Would require a hit
        Already have DCL
        Prefer Alli vs Norwich

  7. reeceon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    It boils down to these 3 options....all for free, C uses 1 less transfer

    A) Rashford, Ings, Richarlison, Robertson
    B) Abraham, Ings, Salah, Kelly
    C) Rashford, Firminho, Richarlison, Kelly

    1. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’d go A.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

    4. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  8. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Man Utd are charging the fans £55 tonight

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thats 71 dollars. This is why I dont go

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I didn't go because United are shite

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Price of flights dont help either lol

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            90% of the regular supporters never have an issue with flight prices and they always have a few pound left over to buy some of the half and half scarfs

    2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      And the stadium is half empty. Surely an opportunity to slash prices and get bums on seats . They probably couldn't give a toss though.

    3. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      For a replay.... thats ridiculous

  9. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thoughts?

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

    Gives me mid of

    Mane Salah KDB Mahrez

    1. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If he starts yes, but will he....

      Id stick with Maddison

    2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Maddison away to Burnley and Mahrez might be due a rest
      I wouldn't.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Beautiful

      Palace are very weak on the flanks and struggle with City as much as (and arguably more than) most. Even the win last season saw two goals conceded.

    4. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      All good responses but doesn't clear this decision up.

      Maddison is definitely safer but Mahrez is almost unstoppable atm

  10. Ramboo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What do you guys think of doing this for 4-points :

    Vardy + Rashford —> Aguero + Calvert-Lewin

    Worth it? Wait? Dont do it?

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not for -4

    2. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      no way keep them both

    3. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Awful...sorry

  11. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Traore scaring Utd already.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Traore vs AWB is going to be a gripping battle to watch

  12. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    While watching match - thoughts?

    Guiata

    Sidibe Taa Soyuncu

    Kdb salah mane Richarlison cantwell (C)

    Ings vardy

    Bench:Button,Lundstram,Hanley,Greenwood

    0 ITB 1 FT

    Thanks!.

  13. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    anyone bringing in Mahrez? do we think he is nailed now... surely not

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nailed is not a word associated with Pep.

    2. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      As long as they have midweek fixtures he’ll at most start 2 out of 3, with the 3rd game coming off the bench for 20 mins.

  14. JamieNumber4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Come on utd

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Oh

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Neto goal 1-0 Wolves

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Disallowed for handball

  16. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Neto goal.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Disallowed VAR.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Neto G
    Jimmy A

    Bad mistake.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      So shite, even luckier.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Rules are the rules

        1. tutankamun
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Farcical rules

        2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Exactly.

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nothing to do with them.

          1. Syd.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            It has everything to do with the rules

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              The luck I was referring to has nothing to do with the rules.

              The luck that after such a poor mistake, it actually hits his hand.

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Jimenez handball

    1. tutankamun
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Farce

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nah Wolves gained a massive advantage because of the handball. You had to give that as handball.

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hate to see cheating

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Great work by VAR. Well done 🙂

    United back in it

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Working perfectly, as always.

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    VAR despise Neto!

  21. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    VAR strikes again

  22. Pia06rc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench one of:
    A) Grealish (bha)
    B) Traore (sou)
    C) Abraham (new)

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  23. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Neto screwed by VAR again

    unlucky lad

  24. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Infuriating rule.

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I'm really enjoying football matches a lot less this year

  26. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ole sacked if he loses this one?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nope not even a chance

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hopefully not.

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A smile after the game will save his job 😉

  27. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thank god!

    VAR has really gone are way actually this year!

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

      Do you mean 'our way'?

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      VARchester Utd. 🙂

  28. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Soy/Maddison out for Gomez/Mahrez. Gives me 3 pool and Grealish is 5th mid cover for Mahrez in a 3-4-3

  29. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Henderson
    Soy, TAA, Chilwell
    KDB, Mane, Grealish, Moutinho
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    Button, Lund, Grealish, Rico

    2 FT and £4.3m ITB. Downgraded Alli last week so I can do Moutinho & Rash to Salah and 6.2 forward this week. But should I get Aguero in for 1 week before doing those moves? Would be for free.

  30. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone considering Mooy (4.8) to raise funds for Liverpool midfielders? Villa at home next gw and reasonable underlying stats

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Fleck and Cantwell worth the extra.